“Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art”
“Did you know that your clitoris is just an atrophied penis? It never grew past the size it is because of a chromosome that didn’t let it grow, so that’s why you turned out to be a girl and not a boy, like me. I have a penis but it’s not atrophied, so it’s longer than your clitoris“.
Yep, real quote… by my neighbor’s 9-year-old son. Try standing in front of a kid that age while he tells you a biological fact of THAT nature and not feeling tremendously out of place. I mean, what DO you say? I decided that the most prudent answer was a lie, “No, I did not know, but thanks for telling me! You’re very smart“. And little Brandon smiled and skipped back to his house.
(Disclaimer: above photo is NOT Brandon, but one off the Internet).
Ja has now been hospitalized for two days. He goes in for an IV at 9am and I pick him up at 630pm. He has a neon-green bandage keeping a catheter in place, though tomorrow he might no longer be an in-patient – depending on what the blood panel and urinalysis say. Up until this past Sunday, he’s perfectly okay – eats like a pig, makes me play fetch for hours, chases the laser or my thread when I sew, bounces off the walls, eats and pees/poops totally normally. On Monday, from us waking up to EOD, he refuses food **all day**, drinks only once. So, we end up Tuesday morning at the hospital, and admitting is the recommendation. So, admitting we do. Today he’s somewhat back to normal in that he no longer languishes in a corner all day, eats a bit (more each time), and drinks a shit-ton. As I’ve been boxing up all the stuff I don’t need (even if I want it) to clean up my clutter and either sell or donate it, I’ve piled up many boxes in the living room. Without thinking, I put a wicker basket atop all the boxes… well, Ja decided that this was his castle, now, and is spending most of his time in there.
Whatever you believe in, please spare a prayer for him. If you believe in nothing, ask the nothingness for a favor on his behalf. Every bit counts.
Tried as I did, I could not get this picture to look clean on OD, but it’s readable at this link in my Gmail account if you care to visit 😉