Category Archives: Hospital Clowning

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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Hospital Clowning: No Eyed Deer

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes? A:  Dr. Be Bopper learning to clown! Today was my fifth day clowning at Boston Children’s Hospital in a week.  And since it’s still only my … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Shhh!

Sunday, November 12th 2017 A couple days after my Clown Rounds on Friday, I am reflecting upon a random moment and sharing it with my husband (cue harp playing four seconds of flashback transition music): My partner and I are waiting … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Wake Up, Clown!

Friday, November 10th 2017 No wonder I have yet to know what it’s like to perform on all the floors scheduled in a single full day of Clown Rounds from beginning to end.  Each new partner brings a treasure trove … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Little Piggy

Thursday, November 9th 2017 After a hospital day yesterday spent struggling to find my inner clown, my way around this work and what music I can play,  I was delighted to have the opportunity jump back in the saddle again … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Un, Deux, Trois

Wednesday, November 1st 2017 ♥ ♥ ♥ MY FIRST OFFICIAL DAY ON THE JOB! ♥ ♥ ♥   Carefully we enter the room of a four year old girl in the Oncology Department who only speaks French.  She is focused on coloring and … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Routine Crash Course

Wednesday, November 1st 2017 ♥ ♥ ♥ MY FIRST OFFICIAL DAY ON THE JOB! ♥ ♥ ♥ Before rounds, my clown doctor partner generously walks me through a few basic clown routines which are used frequently among the team; YOUR NAME:  Clown 1 … Continue reading

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