From time to time a mark will show up on my kids bodies. Since I am not ALWAYS with them I ask:
I get the usual response. "I fell".
This time when I noticed a big red mark on Landon I was curious. It was very big and red and STRANGE looking. I asked about it.
"I don't know".
"Does it hurt?"
I pinch and poke it. He doesn't flinch. It takes forever to go away. I even text a few doctor friends. I am worried! Is it a blood clot? A rare disease? Skin cancer? WHAT IS IT!
Finally it goes away.
Then Landon comes in the room and shows me another mark on his arm that looks EXACTLY like the other only farther up the arm.
OMG. It's back. That blood clot mark! My baby!
"I was sucking on my arm and look what happened!!"
Yes. My son gave himself a hickie.
At least it's not serious.
What really uspets me is I didn't recognize it. Clearly it's been a while. I'm no "Pink Lady", but I've had my share of hickies.
Don't tell husband.