Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Power of Kiwi

WOW, it has been a LOOOOOOONG time since I have posted...I believe the longest stretch since I started this blog.

I guess being on vacation for a couple weeks+ trying to unpack and recover from said vacation= huge blogging absence.I will be posting pictures later, I have alot to do before K wakes up from her nap.

Story of the day:

I take Kerrigan in for her 9 month appointment (I know, only a month and 1/2 late, right). She is in the 75th percentile for height but slipped down to the 25th for weight (apparently I need to compensate for decreasing milk supply a bit better...oops).

It was a fairly rough visit, she had to get some blood work done via finger prick (which I HATE, to me that is the worst part of donating blood, right?) and a few shots.

However, the Dr. was really impressed with her jabbering "vocabulary", if you will. She said most kids K's age don't use all the syllables she does. Kerrigan heard this compliment and proceeded to talk the ENTIRE visit, I kid you not!

The best part though, happened in the lobby beforehand.

I want you to think of the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding (a classic in my book). Picture the Aunt that says, "Dey did a bibopsy on de luump of my neck and dey fond a spinal cord and teeth. Yes, itwas my tween". (Attempted to type it with her accent : ) Got the image???
While in the waiting room, we ran into 2 old women with an infant (which I am NOT joking, his name was Nicholas-remember, this is my nephew Nick, his brother Nick, and his other brother Nick...). They reminded me so much of the aunt as they gushed over Kerrigan's blue eyes, blond hair, hair flower, etc.

Then one leans VERY close, so our noses are uncomfortably close, and whispers, "She have get da flu shot, no?"

I stifled laughter, both confused and amused, and said, "No, not yet, we are still deciding."

She leans closer, which to my previous knowledge was not even humanly possible, and YELLS, "NO, NO FLU SHOTS FOR DE BABIES!!!!!"

Ummmm, ok????

She continues (back in a whisper, while looking all conspirator-like at the receptionist), " I have a Doctor, he is in Cali-fon-a...he email me and say, no, no to da flu shot! All dis babies need is da vitamin C. You gif dis baby kiwi, lots of kiwi and she no get da flu. You mash the kiwi, give it to her, she NEVER sick!"

The conversation continued until they called Kerrigan back to see the doctor. I was absolutely DYING!!!

And obviously, we all know the healing power of Windex. How was I completely unaware of the preventative powers of KIWI?

Picures found here and here


The Arbuckle's said...

I'm laughing so hard right now because I worked with Greek people and the things they would say and tell you what to do was hilarious.

You hit their accent right on the money.

Reisner's said...

I could picture that so well in my mind. That is so funny! I was thinking you were going to say that she told you she had the flu. I don't know why I thought that.

Lesley Wright said...

You managed that one well! I would have been dying laughing! Kiwi... huh. Who would have thunked!
I am still not sure if I want to give Carter the flu shot, either. Let me know what you decide and why. I can't decide. One day it is he doesn't need it and the next is oh my goodness Carter has to have it. And then there is the swine flu vacine... so many decisions.

Merideth Sullivan said...

Haha, that is so funny. My friend used to quote that from the movie all the time in High School. We miss you!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I died!

Adriane said...

I sooooo want to be Greek...I love it!! Great story and I love the little recognition of copyrighted that convention now for blogs?...Heavens to Betsy, I don't want to get sued over any random pictures I post from the web....

Ryan and Jacquie said...

HILARIOUS! I could picture it all so perfectly. silly greek ladies.

Michelle said...

you've inspired me to once again watch my big fat greek wedding and to buy kiwis. however, i was unaware that windex had healing properties.