Little Things Please Little Minds
Most adults would probably struggle to improvise a scene like this for fear of displaying too much negativity. A risk assessment would be irresistable. Kids, on the other hand, are fearless when applying their imagination. I am regularly having horrendous wounds - usually inflicted by an interchangeable floppy toy/unidentifiable monster - tended by an infant 'first-aider'. Despite our continued efforts to reassure her that Medics are fine people who work to keep us in good health, she delights in using the reflex hammer with gusto and there's something slightly sinister about the way she prepares her patient to receive the benefits of a toy hypodermic!
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