This is the Life of a Nurse

I know you want a hug, but I have to take off my scrubs first.
We can’t hug our children until we take off our scrubs and take a bath.

I'm too tired to cook. I'm too tired to clean. I'm too tired to kiss.
After work, we’re too tired to cook. We’re too tired to clean. We’re too tired to kiss.
Yes, this is appropriate dinner conversation.
We have the most inappropriate dinner conversations.
No, my scrubs don't feel like pajamas.
Our scrubs do not feel like pajamas.
I go to work before the sun comes up and leave work after the sun has gone down.
We go to work before the sun comes up and we leave work after the sun has gone down.
There's a 50% chance this stain on my scrubs is blood, and a 50% chance it's chocolate.
There’s a 50% chance this stain on our scrubs is blood, and a 50% chance it’s chocolate.
There's a 50% chance this stain on my scrubs is blood, and a 50% chance it's chocolate.
If we clock in even one minute late, we’re docked 15 minutes (right?!??….?)
We may all go to hell for this one.
We may all go to hell for this one.
You can find alcohol pads anywhere in my purse. And my house. ...and my car.
We can find alcohol pads anywhere.
We use our badge at the cafeteria like it's a Black American Express card.
We use our badge at the cafeteria like it’s a Black American Express card.
I will treat you with Motrin and Tylenol. You have to be bleeding or dying to go to the doctor.
We will treat our family members with Motrin and Tylenol. They have to be bleeding or dying to go to the doctor.
This is how I take my kids temperature.
This is how we take our kids temperature.
Sometimes I like my pajamas and my bed better than my husband.
Sometimes we like our pajamas and our bed better than our husbands :/ (Sorry honey)
My favorite day off is in the middle of the week, when the kids are all at school.
Our favorite day off is in the middle of the week, when our kids are at school.
I use extra OR laps to wash my counters.
We use extra OR laps to clean our kitchen.
Neighbors call to ask about anything kind-of related to any maybe-medical problems, needing advice.
Neighbors call to ask about anything kind-of related to any maybe-medical problems, needing advice.
We dish out this advice like a doctor.
We dish out this advice like a doctor.

Until my next delivery ❤


17 thoughts on “This is the Life of a Nurse

  • January 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm
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    It is all so true!

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  • January 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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    I just love your blog! We need you on our unit. What a breath of fresh air. If we are one minute late, its the same as an absence. Manager’s discretion rule.

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  • January 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm
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    I lovvvvve these! Keep them coming??

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  • January 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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    The medical advice reminded me of something. One night (when we still worked 8hr shifts and I worked 3p-11p), I was walking up to my house when a neighbor came out of her house. She asked me to give her car an injection. I looked at her and said “you do know that i’m a nurse……for people don’t you? I know nothing about giving a cat a shot.” She said “yes, but I can show you how the vet told me to do it. I just can’t do ityself.” So she showed me I gave the shot and the cat was fine. That was probably the most interesting thing a non medical person has ever asked me to do.

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  • January 20, 2015 at 10:03 pm
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    lol !! Guilty of all of the above except for the elevator door one! ( I never

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  • January 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm
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    Ha ha, I can relate. Well, I work (and blog) in mental health, so not the scubs part, but most of it. Great post!

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  • February 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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    This totally made me giggle- my dad was a scrub nurse and I definitely grew up cleaning the kitchen with lap lads :). My brother also fractured his arm and my dad treated with Motrin for 2 days before going to the doctor. Ha! Nursed kids learn to be tough- wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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  • October 30, 2015 at 9:12 am
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    So true all of them :) Our feet hurt a lot, too :(

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  • November 25, 2015 at 7:43 pm
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    Preach! Well done and very entertaining. Pretty much hits the nail on the head on each one.

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