Dr. Miles, At Your Service

Amy and Miles decided to play doctor. Amy describes the scene:

Miles set up a doctor’s office in his bedroom yesterday, and I got treated. I thought you might like to hear about his techniques.

The nice thing about this doctor’s office is that you get to sit upon two pillows, so it’s kind of like having a little throne. The doctor first ran a green crayon down my arm and then kind of pushed it in to draw some blood. I got a Barbie band aid for that. At this point, the brilliant doctor already knew what was wrong with me. A bone had broken somewhere in my body, and when it fell off, it made a hole in my heart. He crammed my left hand into a toilet paper tube and then inserted the whole hand into a little plastic oven (from his play dough toys). There was a whooshing sound as more air went into my body. Finally, a small, plastic red thing was kind of plunged in and out of my mouth a few times and I was ready to go.

On my second visit to the doctor, I was diagnosed as having a crammed tummy. This procedure is easy. You just take a magnolia seed pod and crunch it around in the patient’s belly button. This will uncram everything.

While we were playing, I asked Miles if he would like a doctor’s kit for Christmas and then immediately regretted it. What fun is a stethoscope when you can have your hand crammed into a toilet paper tube? Maybe he’ll forget that I brought that up.

Music: Herbie Hancock :: Succotash

4 Replies to “Dr. Miles, At Your Service”

  1. This is the second e-mail I recall reading from Amy. Sneaky way to get her blogging. Her writing and photography are really superior to yours, you know. :-)

    When our kids were younger, I would let Kathy get some sleep by playing with the early risers. I would lie on the floor and let them play doctor. (Secretly napping.) Usually good for an extra 15 minutes of snooze time as they tended to the unconscious patient.

  2. This is the second e-mail I recall reading from Amy. Sneaky way to get her blogging. Her writing and photography are really superior to yours, you know. :-)

    No kidding :)

    When our kids were younger, I would let Kathy get some sleep by playing with the early risers. I would lie on the floor and let them play doctor. (Secretly napping.)

    We also use this technique, though it generally results in us being piled high with every pillow in the house and then jumped on from the couch or something.

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