My dad had neck surgery this week - he did remarkably well and is recovering under the attention of the best-cargiver around, my momma. Naturally, the kids had a ton of questions/reactions through it all that we need to remember.
First up, the littlest...
Landry: Pops going to the doctor?
Me: Yep... to feel better!
Landry: Is Gigi going to help him?
Me: Yes, she will take care of him.
Landry: Will it hurt?
Me: Yes, for a little while, but then he will be better and do all the things he wants.
Landry: Ok. Maybe Gigi can give him gum.
And then the middlest...
Emmy: So what are they going to DO to Pops?
Me: brief, age appropriate explanation
Emmy: They're going to CUT OFF his neck?
Emmy: Well is he going to bleed a lot?!?!
Me: Not really.
Emmy: So... what happens when you have a baby? Do you bleed a lot then?
Me: awkward pause Well.... kind of.
And the biggest...
Me: Y'all wanna see Pops' incision?
Me: Ok, but it's kind of gross.
Kids: It's ok...
Me: showing them a picture
Rad: Oh, cool! It looks like a ZIPPER!
Kids. So much less affected than us grown-ups.