Today, I had a conversation with my three year old son about the importance of skin checks and watching his skin for signs of changes. I told him if he ever has a mole that changes that he has to go see a doctor, immediately to get it checked.
He said, “NO! I don’t like doctors.”
I tried to explain to him that doctors are good. He loves his doctor, so I think he was just being a stinkerbutt.
I told him that if Daddy had gotten his skin checked sooner he might still be here.
He said, “Where is Daddy?”
“When is he coming back?”
I wished I hadn’t started this conversation, but I try to be honest and truthful with my child. I told him that he couldn’t come back.
He said, “But I miss him. I want him to come back.”
Conversations that we shouldn’t be having with our young children… sigh… have I mentioned that widowhood sucks… cancer sucks… I miss my husband… I want him back, too.
So… check your skin… have annual skin checks with your dermatologist… put on your sunscreen or wear sun safe clothing… and go give your kids a hug and tell them how much you love them because John can’t do that for Nathaniel anymore.