A long and full day found me at the eight o’clock hour with a throbbing head and desperately hungry baby. So while I sat down to rest and feed the little munchkin, my two-year-old came into the room and removed her shoes to reveal a small boo boo on her foot. I naturally suggested we put a band-aid on it later. After all, band-aids can fix anything.
Then she must have noticed that I was experiencing some discomfort. Upon learning that my head was hurting with something called a “headache,” she grew quite concerned. Now, my daughter happens to be a very empathetic person; I consider it to be one of her strengths.
She began insisting that she, too, had a headache. I tried reminding her that it was her foot that hurt, not her head, but she was quite adamant. Her solution? A band-aid.