Margaret came too, which made for an interesting atmosphere (also, stealth flu immunizations for Margaret, when she was least expecting it).
While they waited, they decided to make a train out of the furniture in the exam room, you know, like you do.
We began with Margaret as the conductor, soothing the fears of her passengers with ease and practice. Or at any rate, telling them fiercely to sit down and play the way she said, which comes to the same thing.
But that soon degenerated. Because Ellie wanted to be the conductor.
This was not met with universal glee, just in case you were wondering. And then Ellie decided to play something else. Well, she decided to stand below the clinic's tupperware bin of cheap plastic ducks that they throw at children to distract them while they stick things into them and quack.
Margaret attempted to stop her by holding up her hand, but it didn't work. Not even a little bit.
Anyway, they are all vaccinated, and apparently Ellie is more or less proportionate. And she's talking more than a not-yet-two-year-old ought to.