Saturday, July 28, 2007

Vanishing Point

I think the proper definition of Vanishing Point is something like "the point on the horizon where n object disappears from view", but once again, I'm winging it. Lately, in my life, the definition of Vanishing Point is the place where the charming and beautiful Susan is so uncomfortable with pain inflicted on little Ali by a doctor or medical staff at a medical facility. When we arrive there, Susan vanishes.

I witnessed this many times in our parenting lives with our kids and now with Ali. Susan pulled her vanishing act the other day when a nurse brought in several vaccine filled syringes to bring Ali's shot record up to date. All of a sudden, I was left alone with Ali and a nurse armed with needles.

First, the nurse poked Ali's little toe and squeezed out a few drops of blood to check Ali's iron. Then she plunged two syringes into Ali's right leg and then her left. Ali screamed and turned several shades of red, each one gradually looking more like purple. I asked the nurse how she slept at night.

I took a purple sucker on my way out for my trouble.

And the charming and beautiful Susan suddenly appeared with hugs and kisses for Ali.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mmm, Susan, methinks Grandpa also needs some hugs and kisses, after these ordeals!