Friday, June 11, 2010

Adriana and I both sometimes have bad reactions to mosquitoes, with the bites swelling up to . . . well, a ping pong ball would probably be an exaggeration, but still. They get big. They make you look deformed. Especially if you end up with two on your face, the way Adriana did this week--one on her right eye and one on her left cheek. I gave her some benadryl on Wednesday night to help bring down the swelling, but by the time I was taking her to summer camp on Thursday morning things still looked pretty bad. But in a way it was a nice test because I could begin to divide other mothers into three categories:

  1. Those who look appalled when you compare your own child's appearance to that of Sloth from Goonies.
  2. Those who find the comparison apt and funny.
  3. Those who don't know what you're talking about.

Guess which are my favorite.


Christina said...

Perfect. Awesome. Accurate image to go with the story. I immediately pictured the time Morgan's eye swelled shut from a mosquito bite and yes, she was very Sloth-like. I should've shaved her head so she just had the top sprigs. All that and her brown tooth and it could've been Halloween.

Andy said...


Brian said...

She looks like this: