Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Bravery

I'm reading my son a book today, about a turtle who has to go to the hospital for surgery on his shell.

Through the book, I'm using the storyline to try to explore the emotions that he's having at being so sick and in the hospital. We talked about being mad, and being sad. I took the opportunity to point out the helicopter that was on the hospital TV and said "I'd be scared to ride in a helicopter. Do you ever get scared?"

He answers, "Don't worry, mommy. I will take care of you so that you won't be scared."

7 comments:

rlbates said...

Little boys, they do love their mamas. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

SOCKS said...

What an incredible answer - and don't you forget it.

PalMD said...

I'm glad to have you back in the blogosphere, but if you keep writing like this, I'm gonna run out of kleenex. Not that your writing wasn't good before, but your ability to succinctly and dramatically communicate what is happening is incredible.
Your kid's lucky he's got a great mom to get him through this.

Jean said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jen said...

Happy Thanksgiving...I hope that you can find some joy in this holiday.

Kids are so incredibly brave.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Smak, Could we have wished for a more appropriate answer from your son--he was right on target. Guess he got his intelligence from his folks.
K3P3

Anonymous said...

Know that he can respond like that because you love him so much he has love and strength to share back with you.