The things you get to hear when you marry an army doctor

Sep 17 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Daugher, pointing to picture on her mom's phone: "What's that???"
Mom: "Oh, that's a training dummy from when the medics were practicing how to treat blown up people."
Daughter: "Not that, that!!" (pointing)
Mom: "Well, we use fake blood and stuff to make it more realistic."
Daughter: "No, that!! That!"
Mom: "Oh, that's a fake penis. Because they have to practice putting in catheters."
Daughter: "Why can't it be a girl?"
Mom: "Well, it's mostly guys who get blown up."

3 responses so far

  • Bob O'H says:

    Try mansplaining that.

  • Art says:

    LOL ... and both real and true. Mostly guys get blown up. Guys have penises and to treat them you have to place catheters. Also, children are curious and it is part of the normal and healthy pedagogic function of parents to explain and keep their children oriented to reality. Normal, healthy, instructive and creative as it is ... the mere mention of such a conversation would cause widespread apoplexy among a great number of the cloistered conservative shrews in this nation.

    Also a good example, a humorous nutshell demonstration, of the conflict between the reality based and un-reality based communities. Outstanding.

  • Pascale says:

    I am guessing (an educated guess) that in the civilian world guys are more likely to get themselves "blown up" or the equivalent sort of traumatic injury.