Category Archives: health

At Rise: One More Thing Mom

Monday, December 11th 2017 AT RISE:  [Mamma finishes tucking Boy in bed and heads towards the door.] Boy:  Oh mom I remembered what I wanted to say!  Just one more thing. Mom:  [Goes back over to him, snuggles close.]  What … Continue reading

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A Short Walk in the Snow

Sunday, December 10th 2017 Apparently my son had an incident where he was carrying the recycling downstairs when the paper bag ripped open and spilled its contents all over the stair well.  From what he told me it was pretty … Continue reading

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UkeOke: Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Request courtesy of my lovely niece Olivia. Let’s Go Fly a Kite – from Mary Poppins [Verse 1] G With tuppence for paper and strings, C You can have your own set of wings. G G7 C A With your … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Dr. Dazzle Day

Thursday, December 7th 2017 Partnering with Dr. Dazzle today, it’s hard to pick a favorite experience, so here are four! [Note:  Names and other identifying attributes have been changed for privacy.] _____________________________________________________________ 1)  FLIPPER CLAP Entering the room of 7 … Continue reading

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At Rise: Dental Rules

Friday, November 17th 2017 At Rise: Mom is driving kids -Girl 6, Boy 9-to dentist. Mom: OK remember you guys, no eating for a half hour after your appointment. [Pause.  Boy bolts up from Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Pillow Talk

Thursday, November 16th 2017 Sometimes our reconnaissance about a potential patient gets overridden by the parent. We get notes from the Child Life Specialist on every floor with a run-down of the patients that day; name, age, gender, anything significant … Continue reading

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At Rise: Favorites

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 [Mom is climbing under boy’s blanket with him for bedtime snuggles.] Boy:  I love you so much! Mom:  I love you so much too!  And furthermore… *pfffft.*  That’s how you know you’re my favorite; because I … Continue reading

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