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October 11, 2009

Stitches were great for our family!

While I was watching Lewis and Art play in the deserted parking lot of the clinic tonight I thought, "Getting stitches was the best thing that's happened for a long time!"  I mean, watching the boys together - Art being a loving, dutiful big brother and Lewis being a real champ and just totally cute - has made me so proud and happy.  When Lewis initially got hurt on Tuesday night we were at the clinic for at least two hours and it was great!  They played and laughed and climbed and just had a good time.  Well, we must remember that it was very scary and painful for Lewis to get the anesthetic shots in his eyebrow, but I could not have been prouder of him for being able to remain calm and focused while I sang to him during the stitching or of Art for how attentive he was to Lewis that night.  

Oh, and it was so cute when we got to the clinic tonight and the nurse opened the door for us to enter.  Art walked in and Lewis was behind him, just following along.  The doctor said, "That's our patient, there," and I just had to chuckle to myself.  This little 2 1/2 foot person with his tight little pants on, not knowing which way to go, was the 'patient'.  We put him up on the bed and the nurse held his head while I held his hands, just like before, and I sang Wheels on the Bus (and this nurse sang along) while the doctor quickly snipped and removed the three stitches.  Done.  Finnish, Swedish.  Got down and got back to work with running in the hallways and climbing on the stairs with Art.  

I have to admit, I was pretty proud as a parent, too.  Proud that Art was so responsible and loving with his brother, proud that both kids waited so patiently through the long process and proud that I could soothe my savage toddler with song.  Oh, I guess I said that already.  Well, it's still true.


Anonymous said...

So true that the most cherished memories are often born out of surprise/upheaval. Nothing better than to see Josh and Ben loving each other. And still do. You were a super mom in that situation too Jess. You are the best! xxN

Ashley said...

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