Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sadia Says the Darndest Things: Volume 1

Sadia had a doctor's appointment a few months back, and the trip involved a updating immunizations. There was no way to mentally prepare Sadia for the 5 shots she would receive. I resorted to bribes: the promise of stickers and candy if she didn't make a big scene in the exam room.

However, I couldn't compete against the five huge needles the nurses had lined up on the examination table, the two nurses that were sent in to hold her down in case she got jumpy, and the less than personable nurse who administered the shots in succession instead of combining some of the inoculations in one needle (which is a common practice). It was as if they were inviting her to have a huge meltdown. I wasn't particularly satisfied with the level of care we had received.

What you'll see in the clip is Sadia's impression after the appointment.  Here is Sadia with her definition for the term doctor's appointment.  Please pay close attention to the way she pronounces the phrase:

It doesn't matter how often I pronounce the words doctor's appointment-- careful to enunciate each syllable for her-- this is what she hears. Sadly, I fear that her interpretation may well become the first of many phrases in her lexicon of health care disappointments.

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Anonymous said...

Okay so you gave us the before...where is the after video?

Dionne Sincire said...

hi! thanks for the comment and sorry for the confusion. this is actually the "after" video. there isn't a before, although it would have been great to have both.

Melody said...

This is funny! I might start calling them that as well.

Brazenlilly said...

Oh, I'm so with her. I also love "you get shot." True story! Poor thing. I hate watching kids get shots. I think she may have coined "Doctor disappointment" for the rest of us to use!

Lisa P said...

Very matter-of-fact about it. Very grown up in her hilariousness!

Alli said...

This is hilarious. What a cutie!


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