When I was a little girl, my sister and I spent hours "pretending" and anything real that we could add to our playtime was a huge bonus. I remember we went to a friend's house and she had a REAL telephone to play office with! OH, MY GOODNESS! We were in playtime heaven! We just got soooo excited to use anything real and I guess that is why I was excited to put together a Doctor's kit with "real" stuff inside!
I used two actual Band-Aid boxes and covered them with paper to hold the gauze pads and the Band-Aids.
The Mayor has an independent pharmacy so he ordered a real stethoscope (purple!!!) from his wholesaler at cost. It was so perfect... little girl color but REAL!! I honestly wanted to keep it and I think I listened to my own heartbeat about 100 times!
I also had the Mayor bring home a couple empty pill bottles, an inexpensive digital thermometer, a roll of gauze, an ace bandage, gloves, a roll of paper tape and a couple different size oral syringes. I found a couple little plastic bottles with eye droppers at JoAnn's.
The Mayor also found an eye chart and some x-ray pictures on line and printed and laminated them for me...they looked really cool!
I found a cute, plastic, stacking box with two levels and a purple cover at JoAnn's. The two levels snap together on the side but it seemed easy enough that a five year old could open it.
I added "Doctor Megan" to the lid with letter stickers, I didn't have a capital "M" and we thought it looked kinda goofy so I ended up switching the "D" to a lower case "d" to match the "m".
Lastly, Mar brought me the cutest little surgical masks with Disney characters on them! They were PERFECT! Bless her busy heart! They were the perfect addition to the kit. Thank you Sister Mar!
Christmas day was a blur of wrapping paper and toys but my niece did seem pleased with her new kit. I hope that it's something she will play with often! Lulu was actually wishing this had her name on it! Maybe I'll make her one for her 13th birthday! Haha, she's so cute, still a little girl at heart! We decided to leave out "skeleton man" because we thought he might be a bit creepy!
He is kinda creepy, oh my!
So, for Nel and Lulu's smile and frown for the week I couldn't resist sharing this photo. The Mayor orders smiley face cookies for the coffee shop part of his pharmacy and this is how they came this week!! This was not photo shopped, this is how the cookies looked when the girls opened them! Is that too funny? We don't know if it was an accident or if someone was just having fun...either way we all had a good laugh!!