I need your advice and it ain't going to be pretty.
(if you are squimish or a male, you might want to stop reading. Mr. wriggles and squeals everytime we discuss this.)
Next Tuesday, Mini #1 has to have an outpatient surgery on his boy part*. He has adhesions that need to be cut and he needs to be recircumsized thanks to a botched job the first time.
We went to a children's specialist on Monday and confirmed this and scheduled this surgery. He was SO well behaved and after an initial apprehension of someone messing with his boy part (He told the doctor "only touch it with your hands and not anything straight.") he interacted well with the doctor.
Here is where the advice part comes in.
How should I tell my newly turned 4 year old
"Oh Mini #1, Mommy forgot to tell you that next week you have to go under the gas and get your ________* cut. It will still be there when you come out from the gas and you should be good to go in no time. Love you sooooo much."
Since that is oh so sensitive, thoughtful words for a four year old, and clearly that probably won't win me any World's Best Mom awards, so I need some advice on "the talk."
I don't want to tell him about this yet. He is so smart and also so thoughtful on things. He will think about this constantly, ask me about 5921 questions, and get worked up about it. I am thinking Monday morning I will ease in to it and explain it all and then let him ask the questions.
Like I said, everytime this comes up or the thought pops in to his head, Mr. doubles over in pain and gets in the fetal position so he isn't much help on this. (Mini #1 should really use this to his advantage...Mr. Molly Lou would buy that kid anything because he feels so bad that he will have to go through this.)
I am nervous about this too, but know it is necessary and he will be fine. He should be up and playing by the end of the day, but anxiety issues run high in this family.
After you offer your suggestions, don't forget to submit my nomination for the World's Best Mother award! Deadline soon.
Have a great day.
PS-I used the boy part and ____________ words instead of the P word. I am not a big fan of that unattractive word, although I use it when necessary. I also thought that Google Analytics would have a field day if my blog post made multiple mention of that word. :)
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