Friday, February 6, 2009
Cars and Stethoscopes
Ha Ha Ha. JM, my 17 year old, He's a riot. Yep. he is just so so funny I can barely contain myself, (insert sarcasm).
We were at the doctors office. I had to talk to the doctor, so after the exam, he and I were in the examination room waiting for the doctor to return. JM looked over at the stethoscope that was hanging on the wall...
This is the conversation that occurred...
JM- It would be cool to have a stethoscope.
Me- I have one. (in my EMT bag).
JM- No, I mean a REAL one.
Me- Mine is real.
JM- No, I mean a real one that can be used by doctors.
Me- Mine is real. It is the exact same kind, bought at the exact same type of store that the doctors use.
JM- Not REAL doctors.
Me- Yes. Real doctors use the same kind I have.
JM- Mom, you know how parents go out and buy their little baby a little toy steering wheel and set it up in front of their kid and tell them it is a REAL car? They tell the kid that he is really driving a car and the kid believes it? The kid is so proud of himself as he "drives" the car down the road, beeping and waving. Your stethoscope is like that little toy car.
Me- Ha Ha. JM, my stethoscope is real, though. It isn't a toy.
JM- That's what they WANT you to believe. they give you your toy stethoscope and "Presto" you're a doctor!
Me- (a tad bit exasperated) JM, I was just saying that it is a real stethoscope.
JM- I know it is. (smiling) And it's a "real" car that baby is driving too!
I think the reasons for my mental state are becoming more and more clear to everyone......