They're my daughters, obviously. They have dark brown hair, dark brown skin, and dark brown eyes.
Yes, those are the obvious things. But there is one more similarity that you may not be aware of: both of these girls love to be barefoot.
Which has led to another similarity.
In the past two weeks, we've had to go into the Center clinic to have large foreign objects removed from the soles of their feet. I don't think they planned to imbed splinters in their feet within such a short time, but it seems a little ironic.
This girl had a thorn that festered in her foot and despite her father's best digging efforts he was unable to get it out.
So she got to go to the clinic and have a fun little shot of anesthesia followed by digging and cutting which made her mother nearly lose it.
Thankfully, I'm good at putting on that fake mother's grin and pleasantly say, "Oh, yes!" multiple times during the minor surgery . . . and cause my teenage daughter to say, "Next time, Dad is coming with me instead."
Yesterday was my 10 year old daughter's turn to imbed something in her foot.
We're doing our best to help the Center clinic reach their budget for the year. Grr.
You can tell she was in a lot of pain at this point --
Ha! She's actually one of my toughest, most pain tolerant kids. So even when they stuck the needle in to deaden it and dug out the largest splinter the doctor (or my splinter-prone husband) had ever seen -- she barely flinched.
It was also a great opportunity to get caught up on her tetanus shots.
With that said, we are IMMENSELY blessed to have the Linguistics Center clinic. Would you like to guess what the combined cost was for both girls to have local anesthesia, foreign object extraction, and a tetanus shot? Less than $150 - total. Just imagine what the cost would have been if we had gone in to a regular doctor. Thank God for our Center doctors who volunteer their time.
Now if I can just convince the blue-eyed two-year-old in backwards pajamas to keep HER shoes on!