Tuesday, 17 February 2009

The patient is testing my patience

The Teenager-in-Waiting had some minor surgery on Friday and was a bit groggy and poorly for the next couple of days. Today, however, I can see signs that she is almost back to normal (being difficult, arguing with her sister) but every so often she conveniently lapses into a dizzy state and demands ice cream or a cold drink.

Me thinks she is milking her time as a patient, and I am definitely not cut out to be a nurse. I'll give her until tomorrow then it's back to normal service in this house!

7 comments:

grumpyoldwoman said...

As an ex-nurse I can tell you that you are surely cut out for it. My usual response to my kids being ill is to announce that they are not as ill as my patients and therefore didnt need my nursing abilities.

Jane said...

I hope your daughter feels better soon.
But as for the difficult bit - I know exactly what you mean.

Welsh Girl said...

Tough love in action! I figure if she wants ice cream she isn't actually that ill. Find a revolting flavour and give her that when she asks. She'll soon be back on solid food!!!

Tawny said...

Yep, definitely milking it. I probably would too actually ;)

notSupermum said...

Thanks for your comments, the Teenager-in-waiting is now fighting fit and normal service has been resumed. Now I realise how quiet she was when she was feeling poorly.

see you there! said...

No fever, nothing broken but you are too sick to go to school? Stay in your bed, in the dark, no tv, no phone, just nice quiet rest. Yellow jello (lemon) helps them along fairly quickly.

Darla

notSupermum said...

Darla, you're a woman after my own heart. Soft on the outside, vicious underneath. Brilliant!