“A Painting”

(It’s been a while – sorry.)

Siblings. They’re as honest as every other kid out there.

Addy (who is now 5) just had a laser surgery, which makes her port wine stain darker and a bit blotchy with bruising. Clarence, her 3-year old brother, just noticed it – he pointed to the stain and said “That’s blood!” Addy corrected him nicely: “No, it’s not.” “Yes, it blood.” I interrupted: “No, buddy, Addy’s not bleeding.” “Yes, it blood.”

So Addy explained, “It’s my port wine stain from Dr. Zelickson.” (Close enough.)

Then she added (repeating what she had told me a few days earlier when we talked about going in for another treatment), smiling and touching her cheek delicately, “I pretend that this is a painting.”

Posted on May 24, 2013, in 3. Addy Stories & Experiences and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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