I have so been waiting to use that title. Seriously.
Sisaye had an unfortunate encounter with "The Pox," otherwise known as the chicken pox, while in the care center. And even more unfortunately, I believe there was some picking at the spots on her face, leaving her with some rather serious scarring around the eyes. This is her the second day we met:
And this is her a few days ago:
So things are improving, but I still think we're going to see some hangers-on in the form of scars, namely the one over her right eyebrow and several in between her eyes. I half-jokingly chatted with a friend about that microdermabrasiony thing. How young can you do that, anyway? I kid (sort-of).
Of course, we all collect scars large and small along the way. It's what gives us character. I have a chicken pox scar in the middle of my forehead, as a matter of fact. It's never really bothered me. But I am wondering at what point a parent tries to correct something like this. On the one hand, it's purely cosmetic. On the other hand, I'd hate for it to be a source of trauma or self-consciousness for her later in life, especially if there's something relatively simple we can do now to lessen their impact.
So...anyone have any thoughts on this one? Including telling me to shut my trap and worry about the important things in life?