Sunday, February 15, 2009

What's that scar?

As Jake was getting his first haircut Saturday, the stylist stopped at one point and said "Look's like he's got quite a scar here."

What? Scar? I thought we had looked him over pretty well from head to toe. Did we miss something? Sure enough there on the left side of his head was this inch long or so red, slightly curved streak. OMG, how could we have missed that? What is it? One of the first things that ran through my mind was Jeff Gammage's book "China Ghosts." If you have read it you know what I mean. If you haven't, just after Jeff and his wife got their daughter they noticed some terrible scarring on the side of her head. At that point, they had just received her, and instead of crying she was one of the babies that shut down, leading them to wonder if the scars they saw meant something was wrong with her. Thankfully for them she was fine, but they never did find out what happened to her to cause the scars.

Anyway, all this ran through my head in a matter of seconds. I couldn't see what she was talking about at first, but as the stylist and I looked closer we realized it was ink!

Jake had been coloring with his Crayola Pip-Squeaks washable markers earlier in the day. At one point, he had tucked one behind his ear. LOL. The "scar" was just Jake accidentally marking on himself. Then, as we turned him around to cut the hair on the other side of his head more marks showed up. This time they were purple marks behind his right ear from another of his markers.

Whew!

Kevin

1 comment:

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

I just had chills, and then I let a huge "Ugh" sigh out loud, and Kacie wanted to know what was wrong! Hopefully they were washable markers!