|I am ready
to operate! You may think that I'm too small to wear these hospital gloves,
but I've got big plans for them. When I put them on, I pretend that I'm
a grown-up. Sometimes I'm the nurse, and other times I'm the doctor. I
am ALWAYS the one in charge, though, and that helps me to feel better about
being in the hospital, and it helps me to understand better why the doctors
and the nurses sometimes wear gloves when they visit me! Do you know why?
Here's a clue...it has something to do with germs! Anyway, the other thing
I like to do with gloves is to blow them up. That's right, blow them up
just like a balloon. Then I tie the bottom into a knot and presto, I've
made a little punching bag!
Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
updated: November 14, 2004