The week or so prior to our appt, Grandpa had been teaching Addie all about her ear. She knew she had too much cerumen(ear wax) in her auditory canal - we had hoped to start our appt with our 4 year old wowing her doctor with her medical terminology. As we waited for the doctor to come in- none of us could remember any of the words Grandpa had taught Addie-bummer-but Addie did not let us down. Dr Manning layed Addie down onto the exam table and explained the big gray arm above her was a microscope he was going to look into her ear with. He went on to explain it wouldn't hurt and so on, then asked Addie if that would be okay. Addie paused(dramatic effect), scrunched up her face and says to him in her best 'I am not a dummy voice',
"So it's like an otoscope- only bigger."
The doctor, nurse and resident in the room got a good chuckle over this-it is just how our little Addie is, gotta love her!