Quote of the Week #7 and #8

This week’s Quote is a two-fer.

“Hold still, Mamma Patient. I need to listen to your heartbeat,” said “Doctor Teagan”, child physician extraordinaire. Her tool of choice: an individual flosser (more specifically, a neon orange pelican, with it’s floss-holding beak open wide in anticipation of the dried apricots waiting to be plucked from between a toddler’s small teeth). Oh, and not only can you hear my heartbeat through an orange pelican, but, as it turns out, my heart is behind my navel.

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Part Deux: 

[A Father-to-Daughter statement as overheard from the bedroom] “Kylie’s too little to play with knives*. Give her about a year and you can both play”. Gabriel, my love, what is going on in our kitchen right now?

I’m picturing our two-and-a-half-year-old and eight-month-old with those crazy knives that can cut through cans (even though we don’t have any; we’re still using the same eight piece set that we bought five years ago at Big Lots for $8.99 plus tax–I used to hate them, but my klutzy fingers have really come to appreciate dull, rock-bottom-priced cutlery).

But Daddy is there, giving boundary to samurai-sword-wielding warriors lying in wait behind those cherubim faces. Praise God for Daddy, who keeps his girls safe and his wife’s crazy imagination in check.

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Our girls will probably grow up to be doctors or artists or ninjas. Or will form an exploration team and search the globe for neon pelicans. Daddy and I will be proud.  

*These knives were plastic butter knives being used to cut play dough. Calm down.  

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