We have always talked to Carter and Luke about Brayden. They have been to hospitals more times than they can count. I often wondered what impact it has on their lives or how much they understand.
Well here are some comments from this past week:
I was telling the boys the schedule for the week, which included Brayden's botox at the hospital.
From Luke (7 yrs old, our talker): "For his botox, will he go to sleep by mask or by needle this time?"
Me (wondering how did he know he could go under by mask or needle): "By mask and he will fall right asleep." Maybe Luke has it in him to be a doctor...
Later in the week, I had Brayden, Carter and his friend in the car. There was a discussion about a boy playing football with braces.
Friend: "His is the boy with braces."
Carter (9 yrs old, our thinker): "Really, what kind of braces!?"
Friends: "You know, braces."
Carter: "But where are his braces?"
Friends: "Braces on his teeth!"
I am driving listening to this conversation. Braces in our house, mean AFOs, back braces, etc. Carter has seen a lot those kind of braces. Carter was trying to picture a boy playing football was some leg brace on...not at all thinking the more common orthodontia braces.