- Posted September 9, 2013 by
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Confessions from imperfect parents
Teaching My Four Year Old The Bravery Of Fighting Cancer
So a couple of weeks ago I picked him up from school and asked how is day was. He was babbling about his new best friends and what his snack was. Then all of the sudden he said….
“And my friend’s mommy wore a silly hat today.”
His friend’s mommy is fighting breast cancer. She takes care of a family and goes through chemotherapy. She is always running around school and is in really good spirits. I do not talk to her very much but she always says hi and smiles.
So I told my son that she was not wearing a silly hat. She was wearing a brave hat. I told him that people who live life to the fullest and try to be happy when things can be sad wear one. I told him that it was not only mommies who wear them. Daddies wear them and kids wear them as well.
But people who wear them are brave.
That was the end of the conversation and then my son went on to talk about cars. He never mentioned it to me again.
This weekend I came home from work and my wife pulled me aside. She told me that my son was playing with his Mr. Potato Head and he said she had no hair and was very brave. She was so brave that she wore a brave hat just like his friend’s mom. He said that she was happy and she is smiling and even the other Potato Heads were proud of her.
I told her that I mentioned something to him about it a couple of weeks ago but she thought he learned that in school.
At the end of the day I do not care where he heard it…
I just want him to know that anyone who fights cancer is brave.