Me and my son
April 18, 2007
Although he is a trooper and we entertained ourselves by speculating on how they would remove his infected ear. It involved talk of blood, gushing brains, and oozing puss. Which are the favorite topics of discussion for a 6 yr old boy. Because taking antibiotics seems so boring.
At one point he was looking at himself in the mirror, when he stopped making faces for a minute.
“Mom? You know the scar I have on my forehead?” he asked tracing his finger over it.
“Yes? What about it?”
“Will it ever go away? Or will it be there forever?” he asked.
I felt a little sad. And I began mentally berating myself for not remembering to put sunscreen on it as often as I should have that first summer.
“No, it won’t go away. You’ll have it forever.” I answered.
He let out a heavy disappointed sigh. “I wish it were way bigger and went all the way down my face across my eye. ” His finger drew a long crooked line down over his cheekbone, “That would be a cool scar.”
“Well, maybe when they take your ear off we can ask about scarification. Perhaps they could remove your nose too? Just think how cool that would be.”
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