Telling Our Middle Daughter
We have already figured out that we need to parent each of our children a little differently. Visiting Simon in the hospital with our middle daughter today was very different than with our oldest son yesterday. Our daughter was totally in to it. Like ALL IN. She was definitely concerned about her dad’s health but thought everything about the hospital was pure awesomeness. We said a quick hello then grabbed a popsicle from the cafeteria to start our adventure right.
First, she loved that Dad had FIVE potions being put into his body. The nurse let our daughter push a few buttons as she prepared the fourth transfusion. It was especially exciting that dad was getting red potion through the long shiny tube right in to his arm. Then the nurse let our daughter put on gloves and showed her how she types the names of dad’s medicines in the computer. Our daughter shared random stories with the nurse who was genuinely enthused by the energy and whimsy. Our daughter loved the fourth floor view and even caught a glimpse of Simon’s parents in the parking lot during a round of “I Spy”. She was disappointed that the doctor didn’t stop in to give Dad a flu shot.
I thought for sure she was going to change her career aspirations to Doctor or Nurse after the visit but she is still set on being a Police Officer, Mommy, and Diver, in that order.