A week ago, we had to take the 2yo to the Instacare. She had nursemaid’s elbow and needed to have it popped back in place. Yesterday, the 4yo fell and got a bump on his head. Today, as I changed his diaper, I found out he had been thinking about those two things.
4yo: “You can take my sister to the Instacare but never me.”
Me: “Oh. Why’s that?”
4yo: “Cuz I’m scared of the doctor and the Instacare. So I am never going.”
Me: “How come?”
4yo, exasperated: “I just told you!”
Me: “No, how come are you scared? What are you afraid of?”
4yo: “When my sister went they pulled out her arm. If I go, they will miss the bump and pull out my brain.”
Me: “I would never let that happen to you.”
He looked back at me with delight on his face, and said nothing more about it.