Tuesday, November 4, 2008

behind every good man...

As we were cleaning up the kitchen after supper tonight, John mentioned that I should write down all the dosage intructions for Tylenol, Motrin, etc. for our four youngest who've been running fevers, in case they need anything while I'm at work tomorrow. (It's already written in the medicine cabinet, so I told him to just call me at work with any questions.) He went on to say that he told some young coworkers recently that they "should meet a good woman who happens to be a nurse, so they won't have to worry about what to do with sick kids." He said he was going to teach his boys the same thing some day. I gave him a sideways glance as I continued sweeping the floor, and suggested it might be better to teach his sons to think for themselves, so that they would know how to dose their kids with tylenol while their wives are at work. (hint, hint) Encourage self-sufficiency and all. He laughed, "Nah, they'll have a good parish secretary to do their thinking for them." (alluding to the idea that they'll be called to a priestly vocation someday.)
He went on to jab that perhaps a certain priest's blog that I read frequently isn't even really written by said priest, but just his genious secretary in disguise. "Blog about that!" he laughed. And so I did.

4 comments:

Barb said...

That sounds like something Mark would have asked me! He also is completely helpless when it comes to laundry. Makes me laugh..
I just read your post on everything you did yesterday...wow, what a day! Makes me tired just reading it!
I've been watching election returns on the internet and telling myself that the dear Lord has a reason for everything.
I hope your sick babies sleep through the night and that you have a good day at work tomorrow. God bless!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm . . . I don't think it has to be a nurse, just a woman with a good head on her shoulders. My dear wife (no nursing degree) has a very good intuition about how much dosage our children need. By the third or fourth child, you just know.

We've dealt with some health care professionals who seemed absolutely clueless regarding our children. Unfortunately, a degree doesn't make a person competent. That can apply to church secretaries (who don't even need a degree) as well.

jamie said...

very good point Kurt! Common sense goes a long way!

Father Schnippel said...

i was on vacation when this came up, but which particular priest would that be.....