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My three year old might be a medical genius.

The other night, the Nerd was hanging out on the couch, not feeling so hot. Smush came up, and the following conversation ensued, proving that not only have we spent far too much time discussing medical things, but that she’s obviously a genius.

Smush: Daddy, I’m the doctor. I need to listen to your tummy.

Nerd: Okay.

Smush: This is my otoscope. It lets me hear inside. I’m going to listen now…

(Puts “otoscope” – a random toy –  to Nerd’s stomach) 

Smush: It sounds sluggish.

Nerd: Oh really?

Smush: Yes. I have a diagnosis.

Nerd: What is it?

Smush: You have a case of yucky-otis.

We were both floored, and trying desperately not to laugh. Because yucky-otis is serious. And because after dinner, there’s a very good chance that the Nerd’s stomach was, in fact, sluggish. I love this kid.

She’s clearly brilliant, because I haven’t heard many three-year-olds use terms like “otoscope” and “sluggish.” We’ll just ignore the fact that given Goo’s predicament, we’ve spent far more time discussing medical things than most young families.  And that otoscopes aren’t used for stomach evaluations. I still say she’s a medical genius.

At least one of us has hopes of a promising career.


About Mediocre Mom

I am a wife to the man who was made for me, and mom to three amazing girls: Punkin is eight, Goo is four, and Smush is two. I'm a Christian, a science geek, and completely addicted to coffee. Trying to stay sane one day at a time. Lowering the bar for moms everywhere.

5 responses »

  1. Total genius. I think I have a case of the yucky-otis myself! This is my first time commenting..I’ve read your blog numerous times. You’re one brave, strong, and loving lil lady!


  2. Does she perhaps watch Doc McStuffins? Sounds like something she picked up from that show. Either way, very very cute!

  3. My 3year old does the same thing!! She always amazes me. Most of it comes from doc mcstuffins! Lol


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