Friday, September 11, 2009

A child's view

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.


  1. Marcie, I can totally picture this exchange and it makes me smile. Thinking of you!

  2. You are doing a great job with the girls and keeping the rest of us informed - THANKS!

    Brandon (who we had the talk with) came home from school earlier in the week and looked a little worried. I asked him what was wrong and he said that Carrie wanted his pudding he wasn't eating so he gave it to her - he asked if that was ok because of what we talked about and didn't want to do something wrong.

    Kids are so sweet and your girls are just wonderful!

  3. Kids are amazing, aren't they???!! They all get a "mental hug" from me!