Last night I had dinner at my brother’s house. It was my mom’s birthday and my SIL was working so we decided to hang with my brother and help him with my new niece. He is a little wary about a 2
Well as we were all eating I got out my enzymes and was proceeding to take them. James asked me if they were my pills. I obviously responded yes, to which he continued to watch me take them all.
So this got me to wondering…do children that grow up around chronically ill people, have a higher tolerance for that type of thing? James has seen me with my O2 on, watched me do my nebs and vest and sees me take my pills. He visits me in the hospital when I am in. It doesn’t bother him anymore. He used to be scared of my nebulizer and the loud noise it made. But now it fascinates him. So, do seeing this on a constant basis help him in “awkward situations”?
We all know what those are. The elderly lady in the grocery store with O2 hobbling along. The child points at her and asks, very loudly, what’s hanging from her face. (ok not a great example but you get my point, I hope)
It’s something to ponder…and ponder I just might…