The weather up here has been amazing this past week! It is still in the low 30s over night but it has been warming up into the 70s in the heat of the day which is down right hot up here at this elevation. Bray, Aiden and I went to the beach area of the lake yesterday afternoon to meet up with some friends and let the kids soak up the last warm rays, splashing in the water and building sandcastles or volcanoes [huge hit with the little boys] before its gone for the winter.
We all had a great time but we did experience a first for B. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before but Braylon has a very deep sunken chest. It seems to get deeper and more pronounced as he has gotten older but it hasn't ever been an issue for him. For the first time one of the other boys poked him in the chest and asked what that was. All four of the boys Bray was playing with stopped and looked, Bray just looked down and didn't say anything. The little boy asked him again what it was and why it was like that. Before he could say anything another one of his friends yelled that it was his guts! I was sitting off away from them but heard and watched the whole situation. It was a little hard watching Braylon trying to figure it out, why they were saying he was different, and not knowing what to say. Conversation got switched back to digging, hauling water up from the lake to fill their hand dug canals, little boy fun.
Late in the evening we changed locations and met up with our husbands @ the Toll Station restaurant for dinner. We ran into another couple that we are friends with so we all got to hang out and enjoy a fun night out together with the chaos of all the kids.
When I was tucking him in bed last night I asked him about it. When I asked if he knew what they were asking about he pulled his shirt up and pointed to the deepest spot and got quite. I explained to him what it was, how it was different from the other guys but that it was just fine and when he gets older we'll find out more from a doctor if we need to change it. It seemed like he understood it all and that he had less stress knowing what it was and that he is just fine. I hope he can express himself better now in the future and not have to feel odd or different because of the unknown.