Friday, September 10, 2010

A Boy Named Well

We went to the chiropractor today, and the receptionist let my girls choose stickers.  They also picked one out for John: a drawing of a smiling little boy with the sentence "I'm a well-adjusted kid!"

Later, over lunch, Maggie asked, "The boy on John's sticker... what's his name?"

"Uh," I thought for a second, "I don't know."

Then she recited what she thought the sticker said.  "I'm Well just a kid."


"His name is Well?" and she proceeded to giggle.

"No," I said.  "It says 'well-adjusted.'  The chiropractor gives you an adjustment..."

"... and he takes away your name??" interrupted Maggie.

At that point, we were all laughing hysterically, and any attempt at explaining a spinal sublaxation or adjustment to a five-year-old was finally out of the question.


  1. I love these kinds of conversations! Children are masters at the black and white of it all.

    This made me giggle.



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