Friday, February 24, 2012

Dr. DumDum and Nurse Stoopid

When I was a little girl I spent a lot of time in and out of doctor's offices and hospitals.  I was sickly with bronchitis and then it was discovered that I had a hole in my heart (an Atrial Septal Defect).  My dad has always been pretty unconventional and often showed his affection by "insulting" me.  All in good fun, of course!  We would often sit in those boring waiting rooms whispering our "official" diagnosis of the other patients there.  Naturally we came up with names for our medical expert alter egos...  He was Dr. DumDum and I was Nurse Stoopid.  The nicknames and activities helped to pass some very long minutes--and sometimes hours.

So for my dad's birthday this year I wanted to send him something more personal than the usual card and gift.  I picked up a couple of Ty Beanie "Baby Monkey's By the Dozen" at Goodwill while Christmas shopping back in December (I had been keeping an eye out for matching monkeys for a while).  What a great find!!  I ended up buying a little bit of fabric for the outfits since most of my stuff is packed away and who knows where!  They turned out a little "rustic" but so cute!!

I loved their name tags...

Happy Birthday

1 comment:

Chatty Crone said...

I am so glad you have such a wonderful relationship with your dad. Happy Birthday dad. sandie