Monday, November 16, 2009

Murphy's Rules of Parenthood

If your baby has an appointment with his or her pediatrician, the day before said appointment, your child is  guaranteed to fall on something and give themselves a huge shiner, along with a great big scrape on the chin.  You know, so you can stand in front of your pediatrician stammering "He fell and banged his eye, I promise!" all the while feeling like a complete moron.


  1. I agree 100%. I have always just said nothing in hopes that they too have had kids/boys. But it sure can be nervewracking!

  2. Agreed. I usually do what Katie said and say nothing, but I've had a few times where the doctor has raised her eyebrows for one son in particular who always has a nasty bruise somewhere (he's my daredevil!) and asked, "so what happened?" The bad thing is when you don't know what happened, they just got a bruise, so you have to shrug your shoulders and say you don't know, which raises even more suspicion.

  3. Ah, yes. This happened all the time with my little sister. She had a doc once ask her, "Now, tell me the truth, what did you do to your daughter?" when in reality, my youngest sis was just a klutz, through and through.

    Poor mom. Poor you. Wish I could go to the appt w/you, holding your hand. Know that I do, in spirit.


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