Monday, September 3, 2012

Medical Monday- "Daddy A School"

I wrote this down a couple months into our first year of med school. The kids were 3 years old at the time. I wanted to share it here with you guys. It was fun to go back and read again. Enjoy! (Not all the pictures are from 1st year. I don't have many pictures of my hubby from 1st year, probably 'cause I never saw him!!)

Sometimes you wonder what the kids think about this whole 'med school' thing. All they know is that Daddy is gone at school in class, or studying all the time. At least, that's what we tell them. But, I wonder if they know exactly what that means. A couple of examples...

* A couple Saturdays ago Daddy went to volunteer at the Special Olympics. They got to look at the competitors' feet  and such, plus it gave them some of their required service hours. Anyway, when he got home he was wearing the scrub top they gave him and the kids were all, like, "Daddy, you a doctor now?", then after he changed Girl B said, "You a Daddy again?" It was so funny. 

{volunteering at P.F.Chang's Rock n' Roll Marathon, Feb 2010}

* The other day when I was trying to get the kids to lay down for their nap, Boy C asked where Daddy was. I told him he was at school learning how to be a doctor, and Boy C goes, "Again?!", like he should be one by now or something. 

{saying "Hi" to Daddy while bringing food to him at school during his lunch break}

They DO say things, like, "Daddy a(t) school", "Daddy you go to school and class?" and, "Daddy be a doctor." Someday they will understand. I tell my hubby that if it is any consolation they probably won't remember him being gone a lot when they get older. When my Dad was in pharmacy school I was in the lower grades of elementary school and I wasn't "scarred for life" or anything. I vaguely remember that when he was doing his residency he was in a city a few hours away and would come home on the weekends, and send us tapes with him talking to us on them. That's about it. 

{visiting Daddy at school}

Well, hopefully the hubster will get through this rough first year and the kids will be able to say in a few years that "Daddy a doctor".

{after graduation. Why yes, he IS a big Disney fan. Don't worry...he wore his 'real' hat during the ceremony}

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  1. This is so cute! It reminds me of how LB would automatically wave his hand and say, "Bye-bye, Daddy!" every time the pager went off! He's not scarred either...
    Great to see you in the link up! Thank you for helping promote, too! :)

  2. I loved the mickey cap..LOL I think what you are sharing is so important for others to read. What your children are learning now is that their parents are working together to do what is important to them and what they love doing. Their daddy is fulfilling a goal and dream. When those kiddo's are grown, they are going to remember the dedication their dad made to reach a goal and hopefully it will motivate them to do the same. But I definately agree, the little ones will survive and will not be scarred. = )


  3. Hey lady, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving those comments! I love your blog and I think we are destined to become bloggie friends! By the way, thank you for this post...I worry all the time that I'm going to scar my future kids and that they're going to say things like, "Why does mommy love the people at the hospital more than us?" or "Why does mommy like being with the patients more than us?" Given that their father is probably going to be The Lawyer (my boyfriend), though, they might just think that adults are never at home. :/ (And, I'm back to having irrational fears about my unborn children!)

  4. Here from the hop! Nice to meet you! Loved this post. I can totally relate.

  5. Our daughter is very familiar with "Daddy's at work" as a statement or a question. I think they'll all be OK - whatever you grow up with is just normal to you!

  6. What a beautiful, sweet family you have! :)
    Just stumbled upon your blog through a Naptime Diaries link-up!
    Excited to read more and am now following you via GFC :)



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