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Punching Dad

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kumaraka From: kumaraka Date: January 15th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
hahahahahaha! love it!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 15th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
A popular pasttime in these parts, punching dad!

I've been thinking of you the past two weeks, as I spend hour after hour in the hospital. The environment really warps my brain. What a hard place to be, day after day.
kumaraka From: kumaraka Date: January 15th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yeah, that's really true. You see the worst life can do to you, every day constantly. And then on top of that you're under a lot of pressure, both in terms of what is expected of you intellectually as well as how fast you can work. You're physically drained with the hours you put in w/o sitting down much. You're sleep deprived. You're constantly being judged by your superiors and peers wholly on aptitudes largely out of your control. (and in general if you've gotten to that point you've come to care about what your superiors think, or at least expect to not ever be seen as stupid). There is NEVER a time when you feel like you know enough or are good enough.

It's easy to forget that stuff though when everyone around you is doing it. Theoretically this environment should give you a lot of perspective and make you grateful for your own life, but somehow that doesn't seem to be the way it works for the majority of people.

Take care of yourself. This must be a really rough time for your family.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 15th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Excellent points. Part of the reason I've been thinking of your entries about work is that it's hard not to get frustrated, as the family or friends of a patient. There's nobody in the hospital in charge of all the information. Continuity of care is almost impossible. But the doctors, nurses, and techs are people too and working under extreme duress.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: January 15th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
hoo boy, the Punching Dad (or Mom), or wrestling Dad, or Ninja Kick(ing) Dad, is a popular pasttime in this house. Used to be I could win every match just by picking Jet up and holding him upside down or something, because he's starting to outweigh my abilities and so I resort (when we are doing Bed Wrestling, a nighttime ritual) to hiding under all the pillows while Jet does what he calls "cannon bomb" which is, in fact, the cannon ball you'd do off a diving board, except he jumps up, grabs his knees and lands on your stomach.

It's a times like those when I get totally sexist and think "if he was a girl, we could be playing Barbies instead of doing this!!!"

She better get that thumb out of her fist or she's going to end up breaking it!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 15th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
But you could be playing Barbies and getting pounded on! Skylar does need to work on her punching technique. She has been doing a variant of jujitsu after school, but they haven't been teaching the kids Occidental approaches. Let me tell you, though, you don't want her doing a cannon bomb on you. You don't weigh much more than her. Seriously.
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