Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The Sweetest Secret
We went to the Urgent Care where Owen was to get his stitches out and all was well in the waiting room. The boys were perusing a copy of Boy's Life magazine and Lily was wearing a drowsing Maggie in a front pack carrier and then they called Owen back and so Lily and Maggie went with him and Gibson had a complete melt-down, wanting to go back into the inner rooms with them.
Poor little fellow. I'm not sure what caused it because he is usually so easily distracted and re-directed when he becomes upset but he was having none of it today and we had to go outside and gather ourselves and I felt so sorry for him. I asked him why he was crying and he said that he wanted to play with the toys and I had no idea if there were indeed toys back there or not but the situation was such that he was not going back there and I don't think that either one of us ever took it too seriously. He needed to cry for whatever reason and I didn't want the people in the waiting room to have to listen to him and so we discussed the option of a time-out in the car and he did not want that and in the meanwhile, I was getting texts from Lily that the wound had not healed as much as they would have wanted and this person and that person needed to look at it and then, that instructions as to care had to be given. The stitches had been removed but it was a deep cut and right on the inside of where the joint is and that's just a hard place to heal.
So of course it all took a lot longer than we thought it would have and that is life and for whatever reason, I never got perturbed or upset in the least and eventually, we all reunited and met up with Jessie and August at Costco. Gibson sat in the cart as I pushed it around and he had completely gotten over his trauma. At one point, he gestured me to bring my face close to his.
"I have a secret," he said. "You have to promise not to tell."
"Okay," I said. "What is it?"
"I love you," he said, his husky Gibson voice whispering into my ear.
"I love you too," I whispered back, and thus, all was as fine as could be again and if there could be anything sweeter than that, I do not know what it is.
Ah, the finger will heal entirely eventually and somehow, this day has been as good a day as I can recall, difficulties and tears included, kisses and promises given and received. And to be honest, Gibson told his mother and his brother our secret on the way home which is why I feel I can tell you what he said.
"I love her," he said, as he and Owen were looking at Owen's new Pokemon cards.
Which was more than enough and everything in this world.