Marcie: What is the doctor going to do?
Genet: Open daddy’s head.
M: What will the doctor do after he opens daddy’s head?
G: Get the yucky thing out.
M: Then what?
G: Daddy will come home.
That about sums it up.
We’re in good shape as long as the doctor doesn’t take Genet’s advice to crack Jim’s head open “like a egg” or Amara’s suggestion that he could use a hammer.
A & G’s brainstorming session about how the doctor could “put it back together” included:
*tape what looks like daddy’s hair
*a white thing what goes like this (with hand motions indicating a cartoon style bandage from crown to chin)
*glue (but it was determined that might sting, so it was eliminated as an option)
My suggestion that perhaps the doctor could sew it was met with enthusiasm...and color preferences:
“Pink! Pink and blue! 2 blue! Amara likes pink and me and Carrie likes blue!”
My attempt to prepare Carrie for possible questions from children at school was met with a confident (and dismissive), “I can handle it, Mom.”
I think they’re good.