June 19, 2010

Paging Dr. Doolittle, Paging Dr. Doolittle

A few months ago Hannah did major cleaning in her room.   She packed up all her doctor stuff--blood pressure cuffs, 4 stethoscopes, IV supplies (no needles), scrubs, lab coat, multiple otoscopes and other medical tools--she even packed up her Playmobil Hospital.   She was done with being a doctor.   She's moved on to wanting to be a Rescue Hero (a la the old cartoon with Billy Blazes).  

For years, playing Doctor was her mainstay.  My very first blog post included a bit about Dr. Hannah.  I've been missing her discussing how much more interesting the digestive system as opposed to, say, the nervous system.

But I've had a little reprieve.   A couple weeks ago she convinced Chris to get her stuff down from the attic. The bedroom is covered with bandages and newly un-sterile gauze.

She's back in her role in The Operating Theater.  Her favorite victim patient is undergoing surgery.  It looks a little like that scene in The Princess Bride, down in the Pit of Despair.

Poor bear.    He did survive.


Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

love the princess bride reference! i hope the poor bear is feeling better after his surgery!
anne loves playing doctor too - she most recently had two of her dolls int he hospital with feeding tubes - so funny/cute and obviously whitney's feeding tube for the first 5 months of her life is somewhere still in the back of anne's mind.
love the picture of hannah getting ready to perform surgery!

Stephanie said...

Nick only performs surgery on his stuffed animals when they lose limbs from the constant battles he makes them fight.

Becca said...

I love it!! Too cute. Samantha's really into playing doctor these days, too. Not with so much elaborate stuff, but so far (*crosses fingers*) we just have a little plastic doctor's kit that she loves.

Cindy said...

Too funny! I love that she is interested in all things medical. (Oh, and your nightstand looks just like mine!!)

Natalie said...

Oh my word. I laughed and snorted so hard at the Pit of Despair mention that something flew out my nose. TMI. Sorry. Priceless!