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Sunday, February 08, 2009

The kid next door

Across the hall is a little boy who's been here just a couple days less than us. I don't know what his condition is but he's been unable to eat for several days in preparation for some procedure he's was going to have. He's about eight years old and from everything I've witnessed from our door to his, the encounters in the hallway, he's a very sweet and well behaved little boy. He sings on his karaoke machine, plays video games, colors and does book reports and homework at the nurses station, and generally stays pretty self occupied. He's not shy at all and is quite the exhibitionist and puts on singing shows for everyone in the lobby of the pediatric wing.

Tonight I had our room door open (very rare) and Cameron was playing in his exersaucer and watching people walk by. The little boy came to our door to chat and asked the typical questions about the boys. Are they twins? What are their names? Are they boys? Then he said "Wow, both your babies are in the hospital. You must be a bad parent." And then he walked away singing into his microphone.

The nurse told me he told her that she's his third favorite nurse and didn't think she could ever be second and definitely not first. Eh, he's eight. What else can you say to that?

7 comments:

n. said...

i am sure his mother would be mortified to know he was saying things like that to people.

you are a fantastic mother!

ivory and jamie said...

I'm kind of surprised that the kid hasn't been whacked up side the head yet :)

Kim said...

I hope for his sake that he's on some kind of medication that's causing such abrupt things to come out of his sweet little mouth :O).

Trish said...

I have to admit I just cracked up. But I think 8 is a little old to be so rude.

Blue Moon Mama said...

Seems to me he unwittingly put his finger on the injustice of it all.

tugrlracer said...

with my pg hormones I would have said "and since you've been here just as long, you must be a bad kid"...which is why i stay away from kids right now...lol

Annie said...

While I don't think what the 8 year old said was appropriate, he was probably just venting about how he feels about himself and his situation (while turning this on you). I'm sure he's scared about whatever it is he's in the hospital for and it's his way of dealing with it. Sounds like he's been in the hospital before.