Life as we know told by Heather

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sarcasm for today

I know what you're thinking. Heather only has ONE sarcasm to report?

Sarcasm is one of my gifts, for those of you who don't know. However no one would read my blog if that's all it was about, so sometimes I hold back. A little. I'm only posting this one because it's really good. Or bad. Guess it depends on how you look at it.

Me Sarcastic?
New MySpace 2.0 Layouts

Yesterday we were at the Children's Urgent Care. Ironically, the situation wasn't urgent.
(Are you feeling the sarcasm already?)
Xander needed blood work for some random things...
...and the pediatrician we go to only refers to Children's for blood work. You can't even take the orders anywhere else because they're emblazoned with the Children's logo on them. So we get there and check in and are seated in this brightly-colored child-friendly waiting area when Jordis brings me a book.

Thankfully she can't read. I'm sure to her it looked like a nice book...a smiling little girl holding a picture of her grandpa, enjoying some quality time with her parents. That little girl probably doesn't even know her grandpa died, or she wouldn't have that happy look on her face.

I was trying to picture whose bright idea it was to put this book in the CHILDREN'S urgent care. Since kids are already happy to be there when they arrive, this book is sure to cheer them up before they get poked, prodded, stitched-up, etc. If they already have a dead grandpa this is guaranteed to brighten their mood, and if they don't have a dead grandpa it will just make them paranoid.

Happily our kids have all living grandpas, and I'm happy to keep it that way as long as we can.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Um.... I am sorry - I can't help but laugh at that book. I wouldn't even think to look for a book like that even in that situation.

Did you happen to see any "Why did Daddy kill my goldfish" books? I'm trying to explain that one to Colin but he keeps telling me his fish will be back.