Or..you know how MY mind is like a steel trap? (As an aside, I think this quality in me freaks my friend DK out just a little bit.)
OK, I used to think that about myself. Not so much since I turned 40...since that time, it feels like memories seem to ooze slowly out.
Case in point...We were looking at old pictures the other day and I came across the ones of my eldest at his birth.
I had forgotten that he needed stitches when he was a newborn.
And I'm not talking about the little "procedure" which happens to many little boys upon their debut. That would not be a "memorable" one necessarily, unless there was some horrible accident at the time.
That "routine" surgery came later for him, actually...I'll spare you the details of it but I will say this: it happened when he was about 15 months old. They gave him what basically amounted to be an epidural for the pain and when he came to, he had a difficult time understanding that he could not walk.
Imagine that? A 15-month-old not understanding something....hmmm. I should write a book.
Anyway, they released him from the hospital (it was outpatient) and we took him home (we're good parents like that). In spite of our best efforts, we could not get him to stop trying to walk.
Again...imagine that. A toddler with a mind of his own.
So we drove him around for a couple hours until the last bit of medicine wore off.
It was fun.
But I digress.
The stitches he needed at birth were on his head. And not because he had some issue which needed to be removed or addressed.
When they cut open my belly (yes, I had a c-section), they apparently weren't entirely certain where he was so they accidentally cut his little head.
Have you ever heard of such a thing?
|So do you see his little antennae...we said he was our alien baby.|
|This angle looks a lot worse...all bloody and scabby.|
(Those are the technical terms...I clearly missed my calling in the medical profession.)
Seriously, folks! How could a mama forget about this?!?! (Please weigh in on this because you cannot imagine how much guilt I feel over it!)