My wife couldn’t find a bolt from a box we bought at IKEA.
“I saw Xavier playing with the plastic bag the bolts came in,” my wife said. “What should we do?”
The bolt was the size of a Cheerio. Xavier is so proud that he can stick a Cheerio in his mouth without any help. Xavier did have a rash; maybe if he swallowed a bolt it had something to do with it. It seemed very possible for a one year old.
I didn’t want to spend hours in the ER or get all their bills, but some things are beyond our control.
So Xavier had his first X-ray. As we waited, I thought about other things in my life I can’t control, from my students to SPKG. I applied for a copyright on April 15 and I’m still waiting for it two months later. SPR assured me that it can take several months and that I shouldn’t worry about it.
I’m sure you can think of a million examples in your own life of things beyond your control.
The X-Ray turned up negative. At least we could leave the ER with peace of mind. I thought the rash was due to the milk since we just started feeding it Xavier. And once we stopped giving him whole milk and reverted back to formula, his rash went away. But a week later, he began drinking whole milk again and no problems. Somethings just cannot be explained.