Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WATCH THIS!! & some stuff about our kid's pediatrician

This is a watch my kids gave me.
but not the one I want to talk about.

Back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth
Many years ago, when TV was in its infancy, most, if not all,
programs (& many commercials) were live.  
Timex used to have as their slogan, "Takes a licking but keeps on ticking."
(Do you even remember when watches ticked?)
They would put their watches in stressful situations. 
I was watching a commercial for a watch 
(I don't know what brand it was)
 that was advertised as "indestructable".
The pitchman hit the watch with a hammer & boy, did it ever destruct!!
The cameraman & the director must have been in shock because
it took several seconds before they faded to black.
I'm sure they must all have felt like this:

Our kids had a wonderful pediatrician, Dr. Spivak.  Here are some stories about him, us & his office:

When Dr. Spivak was checking our second child, Matt, right after his birth, he was looking at his fingers & toes & I heard him counting softly--1,2,3,4,5--1,2,3,4,5, etc.  I asked him why he was doing that.  He said that a few months before he was checking another newborn & counted 1,2,3,4,5--1,2,3,4,5--1,2,3,4,5--1,2,3,4,5,6!!  He counted again; no mistake.  The child had 6 toes on his left foot.  He hesitantly told the mother, who laughed & said, “Isn’t that cute--just like his daddy!!”

I took my kids to his office for a checkup.  (Where else was I going to take them--a singles bar?) The nurse was laughing when we walked in & I asked her what was so funny.  She said she had just been talking to another patient--a 5 year old boy who had recently gotten over chicken pox. She had asked him how he had caught it.  He told her, “I dunno.  I musta got hold of a bad chicken!!”

Words were like toys to our daughter, Nameless--she loved them.  She started talking early & she hasn't shut up yet.  We had this routine when she was about 2; I would ask her these questions & she’d answer.  We went to Dr. Spivak's office & did our routine for the nurse:  “What do you call a doctor who takes care of children?”  “Pediatrician.”  “Who’s the doctor that takes care of animals?”  “Veterinarian.”  “Who’s the scientist who knows all about fish?”  “Ichthyologist.”  When the doctor came in, the nurse asked Nameless the questions so he could hear her answers.  He grabbed her up & ran out of the room.  When he returned I asked him where he had taken her--& why.  He told me that his friend--another pediatrician--was waiting in his office to go to lunch with him.  He took Nameless through her routine & then said to the other doctor, “See what my patients can do!!”

I don't know if he was ever their patient:

The connection between the subject matter today was pretty random,
so here are some random cartoons for you:


And a completely random one:

A random fact for you: According to a new poll, the value of baby teeth is skyrocketing, up 25 percent from last year. In the U.S., the tooth fairy left a total of $255 million last year. The Vikings believed that children's teeth had magic powers that would help them fight in battles. This explains why there are no more Vikings----Jimmy Kimmel (& fishducky)