Monday, April 11, 2011
Coleman's First [Actually Funny] Knock Knock Joke
Last night we took Coleman to the E.R. He'd been throwing up randomly for about 4 days (which actually is kind of normal for our boys who have overactive gag reflexes) but his constant whining about his "tummy hurt-ing" and lack of appetite and sleep was really concerning me. Last night it got so bad that he was just writhing in my arms. So we took advantage of Aunt Jill staying over and left sleeping Will and Mags with her while we went to the E.R. to see if he had appendicitis or a bowel blockage or any of the other maladies I read about on the internet symptom checker.
He was a champ. They gave him an I.V. and drew blood samples and he just winced and looked at me like "what are these guys doing to me?" but didn't cry! They did an x-ray of his tummy and everything looked okay. So they ended up giving us a few tablets of nausea medication and a gentle laxative to use in the morning (guess I'm on diaper duty!).
But my favorite part was on the way home, he started telling himself knock knock jokes in the back seat. So, I thought I'd join it.
"Knock knock, Coleman," I said.
"No knock knock Coleman! I not a door," was his witty reply.
I'm still laughing about it.