Summer Bravery

4 wasp stings

2 on the right arm
1 on the left arm
1 on the belly

no tears

a shriek and shout for mama
a dance of pain and shock
a dash across the pavement into my arms

no tears

a big bear hug and a clawing at the small red pin pricks

sighs

consolations

ice

my child’s bemused smile as she declares to the room “that’s what happens when you explore, you get boo-boos.”

i have a brave, brave child.

One thought on “Summer Bravery

  1. That just might be the best advice about living anyone can give: “that’s what you get when you explore”……may the boo-boos always just be minor ones…

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