Wednesday, April 09, 2008

"Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" (or "Father and Son Get Snipped")

Spring has (finally) come to the 313, and with hopes of warm weather, I have opted again for a bald face. Everyone at church noticed; no one at work has said a word. Landon cracks me up. He thinks he knows it's me, but he keeps staring. "Is that really my old man? Where's the fuzz? Is that REALLY him? The voice sounds right. He smells like poppy. But is it him, really? Where'd poppy go? I'm hungry. FEED ME!" Who knows what really is going on in that critter's wee noggin. Oh, I do know one thing: "My willy hurts"--we circumcised the boy yesterday. One of the drawbacks of having adopted Landon is that we were unable to have any real say in what happened to him right after he was born, even though we received him within two days after he was born. Normally, he would have been circumcised in the hospital, but insurance and placement papers and other issues we still don't fully understand led to us having to wait until he was old enough to be anesthetized. We seriously considered just letting it slide, but we finally figured to benefits outweighed the risks (after more than a little research and consults with friends who are MDs or MDs in training), so there it is. So far, he seems to be adjusting--sore, but adjusting, as are we. He had never pulled a water spout on us until yesterday.

In other news, for my birthday I have graduated to "grown up" Legos. In other words, both of my birthday presents, a barbeque grill and a bicycle, came with assembly required. For whatever reason, I finally realized how similar the instructions were to Lego building instructions, just more advanced. Yes, I will admit it. I read the instructions and followed them. All the he-men can groan, but I know that I have a functioning BBQ that won't explode and a bike that won't fall out from under me, and I'm happy for that.


Kamie said...

It snowed here today. :( I hope it is spring your way! Hope Landon recovers quickly!

I love Grown Up Legos.

TLC Tugger said...

It's nice that you gave circumcison plenty of thought, but with 95% of the world's non-Muslim population NOT circumcised, I would say it could have waited until he was old enough to decide on his own.

I certainly resent that the choice was taken from me.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful child, sad what happened.

Moroni 8:8

8 Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God. Behold, I came into the world not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance; the whole need no physician, but they that are sick; wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin; wherefore the curse of Adam is taken from them in me, that it hath no power over them; and the law of circumcision is done away in me.

If I'm ever lucky enough to adopt a child, I will take him and leave him whole, just as my Heavenly Father created him. God's design is always better than a human design anyway.

Blessings to your child.

Aaron said...

Always happy to read your news. Hope all continues well. Yeah for Spring!

Toby said...

Be sure to follow all the post-circumcision instructions to the letter. Ana and I didn't do so with Trevor, and the wound healed such that the skin was attached to the head. Nature corrected this a couple of years later, but it was quite painful for him.