Every day I struggle between “I wanna look good naked” and “treat yo self.”
Oh, I don’t discuss my smoking in front of the kids.
A “briliiant” deflecting response from the patient, a mother of two kids (ages 6 and 10) who were sitting in the exam room with her, when I asked if she was still smoking despite her history of asthma. The room smelled of smoke, the cigarette pack was visible in her purse, and the kids both had typical second-hand smoke allergy symptoms (runny nose, purple color under the eyes, congested voices, clothes that reeked of smoke)…
(…but HEY, as long as we don’t TALK about smoking in front of the kids, THEY’LL NEVER FIGURE OUT MOMMY SMOKES! And I bet they still believe in Santa Claus too.)
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