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January 14, 2012

I Don't Feel Well...Take Care of Me!

For Christmas, Aunt Alison gave the girls a doctor kit, and they have had so much fun with it. They play with it off and on all day, every day.

The preferred role seems to be that of the patient. It took me a couple of days to realize the new cries of “I don’t feel well! Take care of me!” weren’t actually cause for my alarm. Rather that’s one of the girls asking her sister to play doctor.

The girls listen to each others’ chests with the stethoscope, look in each others’ ears and mouths, take blood pressure readings, give shots (which only hurt for a second, and then it will be all better!), and apply band-aids with great expertise.


And I can’t get enough of them explaining things to each other in the most patient way.

Now let me listen to your chest. OK. Now let me take your temperature. Uh-oh! You have a fever. Now let me give you a shot. It’s OK, Baby, don’t worry…you’ll feel better soon!

The girls also take care of their baby dolls, and play vet to their stuffed dogs, mice, and dolphins.

And the icing on the cake? I credit all the doctor play with helping the girls not to be afraid during their three-year checkup last week. They knew what to expect from Dr. F, and they even pointed out his “stethoscope” to him. And for the first time ever, no tears!

I’m linking up this week with my sweet friend Julia for Mama Loves, as this is one of our favorite toys. And this mama sure does love seeing her girlies taking such good care of each other.

6 comments:

Wiley said...

That's a brilliant idea, particularly of you have a kid with some doctor anxiety!

Amanda said...

I was just going to do a post on my girls playing Dr.! They also got Dr. sets for Christmas and have had so much fun with them. They usually both want to be the Dr. and their little sister is the unfortunate patient!

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

That is too cute and WONDERFUL that the Dr's visits are tearless...

Happy Saturday!

Julia said...

Hooray! So glad their three year check up went well!

Our doctor kit has definitely helped our girls with doctor visits. Last week Hadley had an ear check, and Brynne ASKED the doctor to look in her ears!! And our doctor gladly did it, even though she wasn't the patient. I was so glad she was on board. She said that if a kid is excited about being there---she'll help that out any way she can :)

Mostly---it's just pretty cute to watch them "doctoring" each other :) Love it!

Thank so much for linking up, Mandy!

championm2000 said...

Who knows? You could be raising two future MDs!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

This is just way too adorable!

 
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