He is struck with all manner of ailments

We are finding that our three year old is afflicted with the strangest maladies. I’m not sure we need a good doctor as much as we need a young priest and an old priest. Let me give you a couple examples of the odd problems Segundo has complained about lately.

  • He had a mouse in his stomach. While out in search of a Christmas Tree we stopped to have some of our packed lunch. Segundo didn’t want to eat too much because there was a mouse in his stomach that didn’t like eating crackers. We asked is his stomach hurt and he told us it didn’t hurt, but it tickled some times when the mouse would turn around. He got in there through his back while he was sleeping apparently. He told us later that night that the mouse was gone because he wanted some sun.
  • A Bad Lady Bug Broke his Heart. This one took some ferreting out to find what exactly happend. He said his heart hurt because it was broken. I thought he meant he was sad, or heart broken about something but the problem was much more literal. He said the reason his heart was hurting was because that lady bug that was out on the front stoop was bad and it crawled down his throat and into his heart and then started breaking it by flapping his wings. He had a lot a detail about why the lady bug was bad and how it hurt him. I started to worry that there was something really wrong but so far no more rogue bugs have attacked his heart.
  • A baby Giraffe lives inside him. He was walking funny today, kinda like a frankenstein impersonation, and I asked him what he was doing. He said the baby giraffe that lived inside him was stretching and couldn’t bend over at the moment. I asked how a baby giraffe comes to inhabit a three year old and he said it was just an egg when he ate it but then it grew. I’m worried about that girafe getting to much bigger lest it pop out the top of his head.
The other reoccurring story Segundo tells us revolves around when he was older and he lived with his two friends. He often tells us what the house looked like, the type of couch they had, and the car they drove. He drives his older brother crazy with these detailed stories. Primo yells at him that he was never older and that he didn’t live with his friends. The little man is adamant that these things happened and I love getting the stories. It sounds like the guys had a good time living on their own but things went South when Segundo’s girl friend came on the scene. Isn’t that how it always goes when you add girls to the mix.

  4 comments for “He is struck with all manner of ailments

  1. 12/06/2011 at 5:43 am

    Love these stories, and the minds of preschoolers. Our older 2 kids love to have their 4 year old brother tell the story of the day he was born. “Mommy took me to the hospital …”
    Joey E´s last blog post ..10 Ways God Provided Through My Job in 2011

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  2. 12/06/2011 at 6:37 am

    Sounds like some pretty serious stuff your boy has been afflicted with. You probably shouldn’t let him have any fruit, lest an apple tree or something grows inside him.

    As for the story of his other life, are you 100% sure he’s not a descendent of Benjamin Button?
    Adam @Hanging with Dad´s last blog post ..The Moment Time Stands Still

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  3. 12/07/2011 at 3:28 pm

    I think you’ve got a writer on your hands!

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  4. 12/18/2011 at 4:59 pm

    Love the imagination in him. He must be a lot of fun to have around.

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