Mama Diaries

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Special Surgery

My son came to me last night with his favorite stuffed animal under his arm. "Mama, can you fix this? It's broken, and the stuffing is falling out."

I took a look at it. Sure enough, there was a substantial hole in the stuffed dog's neck. Lots of cotton stuffing was popping out. "I think I might be able to help."

I grabbed my special medical kit which contains assorted thread, needles, and scissors. Then I went to work.  In about five minutes, I had the gaping wound all stitched up. I handed it back to my son.

He looked at it. "Wow," he said. "I can't even tell where the hole was. You're a pretty good stuffed animal doctor!"

(It's amazing what mamas can do!) 

51 comments:

  1. As long as you're not really stuffed.
    Sorry, couldn't resist!

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  2. Well, Sherry, if all else fails, you've always got stuffed animal repair to fall back on.

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    1. That's a great way to make money. ;0)

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  3. what? And you didn't wear surgeon's mask? Scandal!

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    1. Seriously. Now the poor critter is going to die of infection.

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  4. At least you didn't have to send it off to a "doll hospital" like American Girl, which is another way to soak parents for more money

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    1. Those doll hospitals are ridiculous! As if the American Girl dolls aren't expensive enough!

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  5. You're a regular Doc McStuffins.

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  6. You are clever, in a short space ot time dog was cured.
    Lovely story.
    Yvonne.

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    1. My sewing skills have come in handy on numerous occasions!

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    1. No. Bad me. And I didn't wear a mask, either. Now the critter is going to die from infection. :(

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    1. Dr. Mom has done a lot of saving in her lifetime!

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  9. Aw, how sweet. Thank goodness a skilled mom like you was there to save the day! :)

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  10. When I was little, I had a doll (which I got from a story that I will have to tell later). That doll was made of cloth body and plastic head/limbs. I thought she needed a bath. Her arm fell off. I was devastated until my grandmother fixed her for me.

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  11. Mam deed a great job. So son was happy.

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  12. Hi Sherry, I am sending you a whole lot of stuffed stuff to repair ;)

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    1. Haha! Maybe I should open up a practice. ;0)

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  13. Faulkner, the late great smooth collie, used to get a little rough with his favorite stuffed animals. The Hurricane was in charge of stuffed animal surgery, and I was in charge of repairing people.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It sounds like Hurricane has gotten good practice for when she has to be Dr. Mom.

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  14. Go, Mama! It's great when us mamas can fix something and impress those kiddos. lol.

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    1. Yes. We moms are definitely good for something. :)

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  15. As well as a lasting memories your son will have knowing his mom was there for him with the biggest request at the time.

    Xx
    Fondly,

    Dore

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  16. Super mom the the rescue! And you don't even need a cape.

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    1. That's right. Capes just get in the way, anyway. ;0)

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  17. You're wonderful! There's nothing sadder than an injured stuffed animal - unless it's a sad child's face. Luckily you remedied both!

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  18. Sherry, you should've take a pix while you're at work in the surgical room! xoxo

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    1. I would've needed a camera crew for that!

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  19. I'm glad the surgery was successful and wish the said toy a speedy recovery.

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    1. It didn't take long for the toy to be fully recovered and discharged from the hospital. ;0)

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  20. My dog can tear up a stuffed animal in mere minutes. I may need a specialty surgeon like you on hand 24/7.

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    1. I'll open up an office. I'm sure I will have lots of business!

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  21. That's worth adding to your resume!

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  22. Such an important skill! Glad the surgery went well. :)
    ~Jess

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  23. I can't sew. I suppose this is a good reason for me to learn how to do it someday!

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    1. If you have kids, it's a must. You wouldn't believe how many things I've had to sew. From buttons, to Girl Scout patches, to stuffed animals!

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  24. Sherry, you're always showing us more of your incredible talents. Dr. Ellis can start a new career. Aren't you glad you don't have enough time for it. Bubba's little animal would be a great reference for you.

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    1. Haha! Ah, the things I could do if I had more time!

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  25. My mom had to do with for me and my siblings all the time. :)

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