As a male Home Health Pediatric nurse, I often deal with moms. One 2 year old whom I had been seeing for about 3 months was due for his PICC dressing change. After I had everything set up and was ready for action, the child's 4 year old brother decided he was going to help me out. He grabbed several alcohol pads and the Saline flush.
His mother, frustrated at the older boys' refusal to listen; grabbed the supplies from him and shouted "Do you want some of me?"
By this time, I was engrossed in the dressing change and wasn't paying much attention to what was happening around me. I thought the mom was talking to me and heard her say; "Do you want some of THESE?" So I replied; "Sure, I'll take some."
Fortunately, the mom knew me well enough to realize that I had misunderstood her. Redfaced and laughing, she told me what she said. At that point, she wasn't the only one redfaced!
Dec 31, '01
LMAO! How embarrassing. I sure as h*ll would have wanted to crawl into a hole at that point. You were lucky that she knew you better than that!
Last edit by night owl on Dec 31, '01