Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Nature of Good and Bad

Yesterday I walked into the room to find Resident Boy studying for his upcoming boards this summer. He was watching a little video presentation about various fractures and injuries and their appropriate repair. The Snake had decided to join the study session.

So what do I find? My husband and son curiously examining a photo of a severely mutilated hand with multiple fingers missing. What does my 4-year-old say?

Ooh. That's not good.


Hmm, what does it say about us as parents that our pre-schooler is unfazed by such a site?

10 comments:

jakelliesmom said...

Your kid is a genius, and you must be the most amazing parents.

Lori said...

Your kids is a genius, and you must be the most amazing parents.

(well said, jakelliesmom)

Geohde said...

As above.

(well, how can I better that?)

:)

J

DD said...

I let my son sit with me when I watch plastic surgery shows or health discovery, et. He asks the best questions then, and things you and I might not even think of: why do the doctors wear masks and gloves?

Also, he sees shows like Little People Big World, or amputees, or burn victims and learns that if he ever sees this in real life that it's not because they are "monsters" but because something happened to them and he doesn't shy away.

Magpie said...

What they said, you're good parents.

Last week, though, I had to dance around explaining a dead Iraqi on the front page of the paper. There wasn't blood or anything, but it was not something I was prepared to get into.

Tash said...

Ah, I love kids before the fear and morality set in. There just so . . . .funny.

Rima said...

Oh, that reminds me of one of the P-Dawg's medical textbooks that has a picture of a shriveled hand on the cover. Good stuff.

Good luck to Resident Boy on passing the boards! That is a stressful, stressful time, but well worth it!

BTW, thank you for stopping by my site the other day and commenting. I really appreciate it!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

It means that he will be a physician or a CSI. :-)

I LOVE when kids understate the situation.

XOXO

Dr. Grumbles said...

Maybe he'll become a top surgeon someday.

Katie said...

Echoing the others. . .:)