I think the Noodle scares our pediatrician.
Maybe this is proof positive that his…shall we say Energy Level?…is higher than the average bear. He’s not a sit-quietly-on-your-lap kid. Oh no, he’s more of a climb-this-pull-that-what’s-this?-grab-that-ooh-a-door!–wheee-a-spinning-chair!–can-I-stand-on-this? type kid.
Every time our pediatrician sees him, I can watch her visibly cringe as he does his exploration of the exam room. I see her flinch as he crawls under the table. I watch her grimace as he tries to climb me while she’s talking.
Look, I know that some people think we’re just not “handling” him well enough, or reigning him in enough. I wonder about it myself sometimes. But he’s also 18 months old. He’s not THAT far outside the realm of normal 18 month old activities (and hell, waiting at the doctor’s is BORING for adults, much less a toddler).
And you’d think the pediatrician would not be trying to back herself into the wall every time he makes a move. I swear, I think she’s afraid of him. Which of course, is ridiculous right? I mean, surely she’s been around kids like him before?
right? …right?? ….RIGHT??!?!