Well, meet Dr. I-Don't-Feel-Good...he resides at our house.
What? You've never seen Monkey Scrubs???
For the sake of my fingers, I will call him Dr. IDFG for the remainder of this post b/c if I have to type all of those letters, I'll be completely exhausted (and I wonder where Matt/Dr. IDFG gets his dramatic flair). Thanks for your understanding.
Dr. IDFG wakes up early in the morning and he doesn't feel good (but if you give him the ladybug...not the turtle...and a few books, he's fine for another 30 minutes).
Dr. IDFG finishes eating in 2.4 seconds and he doesn't feel good. He asks to go lie down on the couch and rub his tummy. If he is allowed to get down, you will not find him on the couch rubbing his tummy. You will find him chasing Dog around the living room very quietly.
Dr. IDFG has been asked numerous times what is wrong with him...the answer is always the same. It is a very
pathetic sad "my tummy."
Dr. IDFG claims a horrific tummy-ache until a cookie is offered. Then he's magically cured.
Dr. IDFG doesn't feel good the minute he awakens from his nap, but once he is taken downstairs and given a snack (and maybe a little Thomas), he's fine.
Dr. IDFG doesn't feel good when he's called to the lunch table, but then eats his entire lunch in 3.5 seconds.
Dr. IDFG claims sickness when it's time for his shower, but he's magically cured when Hailey is offered the first shower instead...so much so that he tries to push her down the stairs!
Dr. IDFG has made his mother question herself repeatedly about whether or not she should take his claims more seriously. Is his mother heartless b/c she "ignores" his claims? Is she taking it too lightly b/c she thinks he's trying to manipulate? Is she "mean" b/c she actually makes him lay on the couch and rub his belly rather than playing with Dog and his cars?
Have any of you met Dr. I-Don't-Feel Good? Am I underestimating what he's trying to tell me here? I'm so confused!!! What if he's really sick and he's like one of those freak cases on Grey's or House? Then I'm the neglectful mother who didn't listen to my kid...WTF???