The 17 Symptoms You Exhibit When Your Parents Are Nurses

The 17 Symptoms You Exhibit When Your Parents Are Nurses

They are the BEST families.


Growing up, both of my parents were in the medical field. I grew up in a home brimming with medical knowledge and not having to go to the doctor at every cough because they knew exactly what to do. Looking back on my childhood and even the present, I laugh at all the things I learned growing up in a medical-minded home.

1. Just take some Advil, you'll be okay.

2. The phrase "Just put some ice one it" applies to most everything.

3. But when something is actually wrong, your parents can sometimes freak you out with all their information.

4. You never have to wonder which medicines go with what.

5. They can get angry about the "unclean" things you do.

6. You can diagnosis your friends perfectly because you're so used to your parents doing it.

7. You call your parents before you call the doctor.

8. Following in your parents' footsteps makes you the chosen child.

9. If you so happen to follow in their footsteps, you can't complain about school because they have been there and done that.

10. You realize how unimportant phone calls are when your parents are at work/on call because they won't answer anyway.

11. Bring Your Kid To Work Day was always pretty cool.

12. You always have the best hospital staff when you have surgery or just a simple doctor's appointment.

13. You could NEVER fake being sick.

14. Medical stories on Facebook don't even phase you because the stories you hear at home are ten times more interesting.

15. You grew up writing with all sorts of pharmaceutical pens and other random trinkets.

16. You are always used to the random texts about washing your hands because the flu is going around or the stomach bug.

17. You always loved telling your friends what your parents did because it makes you happy knowing how selfless they are by helping save lives every day.

Report this Content

Founders Of Color Q&A: Yarlap's MaryEllen Reider On Destigmatizing Women's Health

The father-daughter duo co-founded the brand and has since generated a passionate, dedicated community of women.

MaryEllen Reider

I was lucky enough to meet MaryEllen Reider over a decade ago as a fellow freshman in college. Since then, I had the luxury of being able to witness her evolution from the faithful companion I went to my first job fair with to the woman who is now a pioneer in destigmatizing the portrayal of women's reproductive health.

Keep Reading... Show less

My favorite Editor was feeling under the weather yesterday. All I wanted was to make her a vegan iced matcha latte. With distance forbidding it, I instead decided to write up this quick, easy recipe. I made it to be vegan and organic for optimal health benefits.

Matcha green tea is made from grounded green tea leaf and it comes with the most antioxidant boost ever.

Keep Reading... Show less

This coffee brand is USDA organic. Newman's Own Keurig coffee flavors are all organic. They have French Roast, Decaf, and a Special Blend. I'm in a committed relationship with the French Roast flavor. The smell alone from dispensing 1 cup of coffee sets a whole cafe jazz vibe.

I'm already relaxed when I smell the coffee all ready for dressing. The way I make my coffee is simple and sweet, literally. I add a spoon of organic brown sugar and a splash of organic almond vanilla milk. This cup of coffee has changed my life forever. I have never been so productive in my life and I truly believe it's because the coffee is organic.

Keep Reading... Show less

These organic, cruelty-free skincare products are great for hot, sweaty summers. I use them every day, so you will find my honest opinion about them all. I highly recommend using organic products because they are least likely to be harmful to your body.

This may seem like an extra step when it comes to your beauty routine, but it's really easy. These 5 products could be the start of your next beauty venture.

Keep Reading... Show less

These 5 Black Handbag Designers Should Be On Every Accessory Lover's Radar

With the push to support more Black-owned businesses, we've put together a list of Black owned handbag designers.

Ever since the current upheaval of societal silence happening in the country caused by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there has been a bigger push for people to support Black-owned businesses.

Granted, there are a lot fo Black-owned businesses to support, it just takes time to find them. With that being said, fashion is a sector, just like any sector really, in a culture that still has people of color calling out for more diversity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because Therapy Dogs Aren't Just Cute, They're Working

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

There are many different ways people overcome obstacles in their lives. Thankfully, the stigma surrounding therapy is slowly (but surely) slipping away and we're opening up about our problems and needs. For some, a good workout is just as relaxing. Others are learning how meditation can be a helpful tool in their mental health journey.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments