Saturday, April 9, 2011

Humorous Hernia Help

Jake had a hernia a little over a year ago and had to have a minor surgery to repair the spot in his abdomen, according to the doctors this was caused by a weak spot in the abdominal wall that Jake was probably born with.  Anytime a parent hears the word "surgery" though it is sheer panic, you just want to get it over with and everything get back to normal, sometimes it gets back to normal a little too quickly...
After the outpatient surgery Jake was quite groggy and his little sister felt very bad for him, she sat next to his bed for hours reading to him, talking to him and bringing him things to make him feel more comfortable.  After a good night's sleep, Jake was back up moving around and ready to eat of course, he sat down at the kitchen table to have a bowl of cereal and little sis pulled up a chair.
Little sister said to him "I took such good care of you, I read you like thirty books, rubbed your hand and brought you drinks."  Jake (not even thinking about the result) responds "I don't remember any of that."
Being seven years old, little sister just saw red because of this, stood up, screamed "YOU BIG JERK" and stormed off to her room and slammed the door.

Jake sat there for a minute and then remembered a good lesson learned much earlier in life from dealing with his two other sisters and that is to apologize, apologize, apologize!


  1. too cute! my kids had the same surgery, it was a fluke actually that they caught my daughters, she had pulled her shirt up to show my son that's all the doctor wanted to see, he did it, but since the doctor examined my daughters belly as well, he pulled us aside and told us hers was a lot bigger than my sons...who knew. they had their surgerys back to back and my daughter says she is never going to show him what to do again lol

  2. What a great story. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  3. Smart boy...he learned early!

    BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and offering support.

  4. Cute story! Kids are such an inspiration. Your blog is very creative and colorful. I love your design.

  5. jake jake jake of course lol but anyways i think you no who this is and if you dont its josh

  6. Loved the story! Especially bc my kiddo shares the same name. :D

  7. Awe, what a cute story! Made me smile. :) I've got two little boys and can completely relate to this. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. :)

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  8. awww Little Sister is just the best :)

    Nice to meet you.

  9. Ok,now you've succeeded in making me crave more for kids,and i'm not yet married! Mehn!