Like most children, they hear the word, “doctor” and they become afraid.
Maybe a shot in the arm or a wound needing attention brought an experience they found to be not delightful.
One day a young mother brought her daughter to a scheduled doctor’s appointment.
The little girl was apprehensive while waiting for her name to be called by the nurse.
Within a short time, the nurse, with a big smile on her face, announced the little girl’s name. The little girl looked at her mother with her sad, droopy brown eyes and proceeded to follow the nurse into a room.
The nurse reassured the little girl that her doctor’s appointment was going to be pleasant.
Within a few minutes, a tall man dressed in a white coat stood before her. Her little shoulders went down as she exhaled and gave a big sigh.
The doctor laid some medical instruments gently on a towel. The little girl stirred to see what he was going to use on her.
She silently told herself that all of his medical supply’s looked harmless to her.
As the doctor looked into her ears with his otoscope, he asked, “Do you think I’ll find Big Bird in here?” The little girl remained silent.
Next, the doctor took his ophthal and looked into the little girl’s eyes and asked, “Do you think I’ll find Elmo in here?” The little girl still remained silent.
Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and told her to open wide and say, “ah.” The doctor then asked, “Do you think I’ll find the Cookie Monster down there?” Again, the little girl remained silent.
Then, the doctor took a rubber mallet and tapped both of the little girl’s knee’s and asked, “Do you think your legs can run as fast as the Road Runner’s?” She shrugged her shoulders, there still was no reply.
Then, the doctor put a stethoscope to her chest. As he listened to her heart beat, he asked, “Do you think I’ll hear Winnie the Pooh in here?”
The little girl with a smile on her face, and filled with excitement replied, as she pointed to her heart, “You won’t find Winnie the Pooh in there. Jesus is in there, and Winnie the Pooh is on my t-shirt and on my new purse!”
The doctor gave a big laugh and said, “Little girl, you’re in tip-top shape inside, as well as outside. Here’s some stickers for being such a good patient.”
The little girl hopped off of the examination table and skipped out of the room with a big smile on her face.
The mother turned to the doctor and shook her head and gave a hardy laugh.