Wednesday, July 6, 2011

So Awesome

Yesterday Greg and I proved our awesomeness to a perfect stranger. This is not an uncommon occurrence for us. When you're awesome it's kind of hard to hide it. It WILL come out. Sometimes it's from strangers and sometimes it's just with your family. For example when, while weeding in the back yard, you suspect your 4 year old of purposefully stomping on a bug and explain, "Oh, honey! We should not kill things that Heavenly Father made!", then turn back around and continue ripping weeds out of the earth.

Yes, you just can't hide awesomeness. In this case, we couldn't keep it from the doctor who was checking out Aaron's leg. For a few weeks our boy was complaining about his leg and limping (even avoiding standing for almost whole days at a time) and the pediatrician sent us to a specialist in the hour-distant Rzeszów.

So we went. At the office, while I undressed Aaron, the doctor started getting some basic background information. (translated from Polish)

Dr: What's his name?

us: Aaron Pawlik

Dr: Date of birth?

Greg: Uuuum, the fourth..... right, Lisa?

me: No, the eighth.

Greg: That's right, the eighth of September.

me: No, ...... (pause while I think of the name of the month in Polish and put it in the right case kwiecien=April, kwietnia= of April*) April.

Greg: Yes, the eighth of April.

Dr: What year?

us: (looking at each other for a good 3-4 seconds) ...

me: ...four years ago.

Dr: Okay, so 2007.

us: That's right.

Dr: And... how many kids do you have?


Yeah, good question doctor. Especially considering Greg gave Evie's day of birth and David's month. Sure the doctor followed that question up with others about our kids that made it look like he was getting potential genetic type information that might help in making a diagnosis, but I'm pretty sure he was just trying to figure out what our deal was.

Fortunately, after a stressful hour of worrying that it might be something serious, x-rays revealed that it's probably not. So, thankfully it looks like Aaron won't have worrisome leg problems for the near future. Unfortunately, he will probably have to deal with parental lameness problems for the rest of his life. Wish there was a cure for that one, poor boy.

*I'm not kidding when I say I still am not sure about the all the names of the month in Polish.

14 comments:

CaJoh said...

I never realized that parental lameness is an awesomeness… how cool is that.

I guess it all gives new meaning to the phrase "Lost in translation"

Liz said...

Lisa
This story cracks me up! Poor Aaron, I hope his leg feels better soon.
PS - I don't know all the months either. I always say I will sit down and study them, but I never do. hah!

Nathan said...

HA! You make a great team.

Lindsay said...

Haha, love it!

And do you really not kill bugs? Bugs and weeds are consequences of the Fall- I'm sure of it. Heavenly Father probably WANTS us to try and rid our lives of them! ;) That's how I rationalize it, anyway...

Melanie Jacobson said...

I told my midwife I was the wrong age on accident for my entire pregnancy with Grant. Super awesome.

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Annette Lyon said...

Glad I'm not the only one with brain cramps. :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You are awesomely lame and hilarious. My brain is frazzled nearly 100% of the time these days. :)

Erin said...

I'm pretty sure the diagnosis for your awesome problem would be PARENT. Mmm hmm.

Lauren Kay said...

I can never remember all the names of the months either. I was in Warsaw this past weekend and I kept struggling through my Polish in stores so I just stared saying "Ucze sie polskiego" and everyone was so much nicer to me. Days of the month are hard. So are numbers. I refuse to tell time...

Susan said...

When we were coming out of the hospital after Beth was born, there was a man waiting there who said his congratulations and then "You know, Bill Cosby said you lose 25% of your brain with each child you have" And quite honestly, I'd say I did say goodbye to my brain when I had Beth, my fourth!

Corine said...

LOL! :D AWESOME! ;)

Lara said...

You are truly awesome. This cracks me up, but I totally chalk it up to the fact that you were only trying to remember how to say it all in Polish.

Heidi said...

Heelarryus!