Our prompt for today shall be: step by step.
Had a successful cross-border excursion this afternoon to pick up a couple packages from a receiving service. Amazon's free shipping within the US made the drive worth it, especially when you add in the thirty cents per litre I saved on gas while I was down there.
Anyway, on to yesterday's doctor's office fun.
A step-by-step guide on how to completely change the atmosphere in a doctor's office waiting room, written by Max (age 15 weeks).
* Opening scene: A quiet, solemn doctor's office waiting room. No one is speaking, each patient appears to be in their own little world. *
Step 1: Choose your target(s). In this example, a mother and her teenaged daughter, who have just entered the scene.
Step 2: Say 'Hi' very softly while gazing at your targets with a slight smile.
Step 3: Realize that your targets, with heads down, did not know you were talking to them.
Step 4: Spend the next five or so minutes staring intently at one of your targets. In this example, the daughter.
Step 5: The instant, the absolute *instant* your target looks up and makes eye contact, laugh like a little maniac.
Step 6: Whenever anyone else in the room notices how amazing and adorable you're being, laugh at them too.
Step 7: Continue like this for a good five minutes.
* Closing scene: A happy, laughter-filled doctor's office waiting room. Everyone is talking. A few are wiping tears from their eyes because they were laughing so hard (including my Daddy). *
Addendum from Daddy: Never seen anything like it.