I want to tell a quick story today, Inklingers. Sit back and enjoy.
Once upon a time, there was a Ginger boy. He had a cyst grow inside of his cheek. His mother worried and worried that something was terribly wrong, but The Ginger never fretted.
The day came for him to have his surgery, and lo and behold, he spiked a 103 degree fever of out nowhere and, though they had gotten up at 4 am to get to the hospital, surgery was rescheduled.
The Mommy rescheduled his surgery for his spring break from school, so he could have all of the healing time he could need. She called his Daddy, who was able to take leave from work and fly in to be with The Ginger during this trying time.
The second day of his surgery came, and the Mommy, the Daddy, The Ginger and his sister, The Girl, all got up at 4am to drive to the hospital. The initial test were done, and The Ginger was cleared for surgery. He remained strong and fearless, never showing how scared he was deep down.
They wheeled him back for surgery, and the Mommy broke down. Tears streamed down her face, so the Daddy played his role of comforting the Mommy.
'Let's go get coffee and fatty, comforting breakfast food while we wait,' the Daddy said. The most perfect words the Mommy had ever heard.
Surgery was over a very short time later, and The Ginger had pulled through with flying colors. They said he asked for his Mommy as soon as they woke him up from being put under, which brought tears to the Mommy's eyes.
He got the all clear to go home, and they wheeled him out to the car, where the Mommy wanted to sit in the back with him and let him lay down while she took care of him. The Ginger wanted to just watch the scenery as they passed.
The family gets home, and The Ginger chooses to watch a movie and eat some icee while the Mommy and the Daddy nap beside him on the bed.
6 hours after his surgery first began, this is The Ginger, playing video games and acting like nothing happened.
Moral of today's story:
Kids are resilient and mommies never stop worrying, even if there isn't reason to.