This child is now 8.
Don't ask me how that happened.
Growing so fast, so smart, so endearing.
The son of my heart.
He was born with a birthmark on his forehead. I'll be honest, I didn't like it. I had seen kids with birthmarks like that and been really distracted by the presence of it. I didn't want people thinking "Oh he'd be so cute if he didn't have that birthmark." No one said it. Someone told me it would fade in two years. It hasn't faded. I stopped noticing it. About a year or two ago, Bo asked me about it. I think someone at school had made a comment about it. I told him that Goody had one also, but it only showed up when she was angry or cried. I don't think I made a big deal about it one way or another. Bo got really sunburned last week with the family here, I mean like REALLY sunburned, and you couldn't see the birthmark. He came downstairs saying "Oh No Mama! I think my birthmark is faded!!!" I looked, but could still see it. I told him it was still there and he said "Oh good. That's my second most special thing that I like about myself."
As amazed and thrilled as I was at this, I had to know what the first most special thing about himself was. His answer: "Spirit"
Spirit is his stuffed horse that he got for his 2nd Christmas.
Love this kid.
Love this kid, too! Love, love, love him. I once held that wee lad EIGHT YEARS AGO!!! Can it be true? He was so tiny, frail almost, with his bandage and little face looking out - Amember that? NOW Look at him. And, my heart did that little turn over thing with that sweet tale you told of his birthmark. True, so true. Darling lad.
dude. *i* love this kid. love that he said that.
and i've never noticed that he had a birthmark. although don't tell him that, it would be tragic.
happy bday to bo!!! 8 is really really big.
p.s. e has a birthmark on his BUTT. :P
what a patootie!
Awww. What a great story. It's so cool to see how kids see things...but I must confess, I never noticed his birthmark either.
I love that kid too! I never saw a birthmark! But I love that he likes it.
Happy birthday to BO... He must be a really SMART kid...
That is the best story!! I just love it.
Sounds like he is a very special kid.
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