Tuesday, November 25, 2008


We're keeping a close eye on Duet these days. And Bert.

Una's always been enamored with Bert's profession. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, she always responds "a surgeon." A few weeks back a stranger at the grocery store struck up a conversation with Una and when he found out she was 4 he said, "I'll bet you want to be a princess when you grow up." Una immediately corrected him. "No, I'm going to be a surgeon." Personally I don't find the two mutually exclusive. But in her mind there's no room for princess surgeons, I guess. Tonight while Bert was bathing the girls I overheard her saying that she wants to work at the same hospital as her dad. Una just can't get enough of the doctor thing.

Then there's Duet. Bert brought this cute little doctor stress-reliever home from one of his conferences and gave it to Duet. You know, the kind that's made of some pliable material so you can squeeze it and then release it and it will regain its original shape. She played with it for a while. But what was meant to be a stress relieving, gripping device for adults is apparently no match for Duet. After playing with it for a short period of time, we heard her say "uh oh doctor" repeatedly. Then Una chimed in, "she broke the doctor in two pieces."
So, if there are any MDs out there in the Mary Poppins fan base, you may want to watch your back. Duet may be after you. Like I said, we're keeping a close eye on her. And Bert.

I completed the core program today. After spending a couple of hours hunched over a chair mending clothes this evening, it felt nice to stretch out. Even if it did take longer than the promised 15 minutes.


Kiki said...

Uh oh...that is no good!!

So glad you are having Furious fun, kind of jealous too!!!

Mary Poppins said...

kiki--duet can be a handful. we're loving the serious furious time. now you know how i felt when you had that visit with them a while back. i hope you have a happy thanksgiving, kiki.

Angie said...

UH-Oh, you had totally better watch Bert. He may be in for some trouble yet. Hopefully he's not in surgery when his head falls off. That could be bad. At least there would be people there to sew him back together right? LOL, Leave it to a 2 year old to break something like that in such a short period of time. How do they figure out how it do it so fast? Una is hilarious. I love that she wants to be a dr. and follow in Bert's footsteps. Maybe you should explain to her that she could be a princess surgeon. Although, if she acts like a princess while doing surgery the O.R. crew may not like her too much. She is adorable though, so anyone would love her.d

Mary Poppins said...

angie--some excellent points. i can't believe you're not an OR nurse. maybe Una can be a princess surgeon without the diva attitude. oh wait, these are surgeons we're talking about. they all have attitudes.