Monday, March 26, 2012

What's up, Doc?

Today, two outta my three kids had their annual wellness visits at the Pediatrician. Here's a weird thing... my kids like going to the doctor and to the dentist.

They did well. No tears. No fights.

Turner is 78 percentile in height and 60 percentile in weight. When the doctor asked him what he wants to be when he grows up, he answered a fireman. (When asked the same question, his brother answered, a vampire. "With teeth like steak knives." I'm anticipating a visit from the authorities any day now.)
Turner did, however, fail his eye exam. Olivia did similarly at this age. When I took her to the optometrist she passed with flying colors. The nurse said I could wait and bring Turner back for a nurses visit in 6 months when he is a bit older and try again. I'm glad I said yes to that because when we got to the car, I asked him if he has trouble seeing. He said no. So I asked if he had trouble seeing with the nurse. He said yes, "Because she had me cover up my eye with a paper cup. I couldn't see anything through the paper cup." Seems he didn't *quite* get the concept. Not to mention... a paper cup??? Hmmm... budget cuts? Didn't they used to have a little black paddle thing they had you hold up over one eye? I'd be confused too!

My sweet 6 year old is 79 percentile in height and 60 percent in weight. When asked what she is learning in Kindergarten she was quite excited to tell him, "Cursive." His eyes bugged out of his head and he raised his eyebrows. Yep, he did hear right. Last week her teacher started teaching her class cursive.

She can also read chapter books and has beautiful handwriting.

Although, her teacher freaked me out by telling me she is having trouble copying all the words from the board to her notebook. But her 20/25 eyesight is not the problem. Probably the fact that she is 6 has something to do with it. The doctor was very reassuring! The poor girl was a little worked up after she heard her teacher and I talking about this challenge last week after school. O even followed up with several questions about a few friends who have had eye surgery and eye patches. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She did inform the doctor she wants to be a nurse when she grows up, because she is not afraid of blood and likes to help people.

I think she would make a perfect nurse. But I'm not biased. Obviously!


KTC said...

hysterical! I love the "teeth like steak knives!" They each have their own unique personality, don't they!!

Lauren K said...

Quinn's answer is AWESOME!