Oh how he makes us smile!
Peyton found out he was having surgery on accident, but it has actually worked out much better than we expected. He overheard a conversation between a doctor and one of us about it Friday, and he didn't stop to ask questions at the time but a little later in the day he was having more tummy pains and asked Jordan about the surgery. Jordan explained we were going to do it in the hopes that it would help him not to have any more of those pains. Peyton proceeded to ask how long he had to wait until Tuesday. Strangely, he seemed to be looking forward to it, and to the thought of not having any more tummy pains. Perhaps that is an indication of how much his tummy has been bothering him, even though he tries to hide the effect. He has been telling a few family friends that he is going in Tuesday, but without emotion every time. I was beginning to wonder if it was bothering him at all and then we had 5 second conversation that revealed it all tonight. He brought up the topic on the way home from Grammy and Papa's tonight and we asked if he was excited or scared, to which he responded that he was scared. He said he was scared of the pokes and of them cutting him when he was awake. We tried to explain that he would be asleep, but I'm not sure that helped. He then asked how many days away Tuesday was and we said, "Two." His response was classic, "YOU'RE KIDDING ME!" It took Jordan and I by surprise so quickly that all we could do was laugh. Poor Peyton - baring his soul and finally letting us in only to get a response like that. I would have been surprised though if anyone listening could respond any differently! It was a good diversion, but he was quickly back to discussing the days of the week and trying to convince us that Tuesday no longer comes after Monday. I don't think the order has changed, but if his attempt at persuasion had any affect, your days might be a little out of order this week! We will try to keep you all posted as we navigate the days this week. Thank you for your prayers for our family!