Chronicles of Baby Deathblade – BD had a checkup at the hospital today, and something happened that annoyed me to death. Read the story after the jump…
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Chinese people have certain beliefs regarding temperature that are different from those in western cultures. When it comes to babies, the level they go to wrap them up in clothes and blankets is sometimes a bit overboard (in my opinion.) That having been said, I’m very sensitive to making sure BD is neither too hot nor too cold. Actually, he tends to get hot easily and start sweating, which I try to avoid.
So there I was sitting in the doctor’s office. Of course, the arrival of the “half-Foreigner” baby caused a bit of stir and lots of nurses and other doctors came over to see him. At one point, I was left alone in the room with some strange doctor I had never met before.
At this point I was holding sleeping BD in one arm and reading ISSTH with the other. He was perfectly toasty in his onesie, which covered even his hands and feet. Nonetheless, this random doctor suggested that I cover him with a thick blanket. This was the conversation in Chinese:
Doctor: “He’s asleep? Why don’t you cover him up?”
Me: “Oh, he’s not cold. Don’t worry.”
Doctor: “But it’s easy to catch a cold. Why don’t you cover him?”
Me: “No thank you.”
Doctor: “Your Chinese is pretty good, how long have you been in China?”
Me: “Thanks. About 5 years.”
Doctor: “Wow five years. You know, it’s easy to catch a cold, why don’t you cover him?”
Doctor: “Here, you can use this.”
At this point she dug through our stroller to pull out a thick blanket, then walked over and handed it to me. Annoyed, I took it and tossed it down onto the chair next to me.
Doctor: “You’re not going to cover him?!”
Me (coldly): “If I say don’t cover him, then don’t cover him!”
Doctor (laughing nervously): “You say don’t cover him, then don’t cover him….” At this point she left.
In other news, BD is growing and healthy. I don’t want to spam everyone with too many pictures of him, but I think it’s been a while since I posted any, so I’ll do that in the next few days.