Little J, at 8 years old, is an avid reader. She loves books. Every time she spits out a random burst of knowledge on a subject she shouldn’t know anything about, it’s followed by “I learned that in a book!” Every parent’s dream right? A kid that LOVES to read???
Right. Until the book of choice is titled “First Aid & CPR.” For the past two weeks she’s been picking it up at least once a day and browsing the wide variety of topics it covers. Yesterday she told me she learned about “consent” and that you can’t give someone first aid treatment if they refuse it. I think that this particular nugget of knowledge will come in handy for a later conversation…
This morning she is sitting across the room from me and keeps blurting out things like:
- They’re gonna have to take that leg off!
- How do you get a stick that big stuck in your eye in the first place?
- Ewwww, what happened to his skin?!
So, I have my reservations about this book. J does too. The fact that the extremely gross and disturbing photos are fascinating to little J blows my mind. Makes me wonder if I should start hiding the cat before she starts practicing CPR on it… and I damn sure am not interested in her first trial run of an amputation.
Some kids…. SMH.