Don’t Panic. Ever.

by doodaddy on July 21, 2009

I used to get an adrenaline kick when a kid in my charge would invoke certain phrases — “I hit my head” or “it’s bleeding” or “I can see bone sticking out,” that sort of thing. After ten years of teaching and mentoring and babysitting, I thought I’d drummed out that panic response completely.

If the kid can talk, then there’s no emergency, right? Calm and steady, that’s the way.

Until last night, that is. We were around the dinner table and Boo uttered a sentence that made both her parents and visiting grandma jump in their seats and rush to take care of her needs. What words could make three kid-savvy adults leap into a frenzy of activity?

Just these four: “I want more broccoli!”

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nan July 21, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Bwahahahaaa! I am SO glad it wasn’t anything serious!

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doodaddy July 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

@Nan – Oh, but broccoli *is* serious!

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Sugarplumsmom July 28, 2009 at 9:30 am

LOL – way to go Boobaby!

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Ben from The Suburban Dad August 12, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I remember the days when crying fits would get my heart pumping. The other day I was cleaning our bathroom and my wife was cooking so I had no choice but to put our son in his playpen. He wasn’t a happy camper. I just went on cleaning our bathroom.
Our friends who came first for our dinner party actually couldn’t take the crying and picked him up. hehe.

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