I mean, what kid doesn’t like jumbo animals?Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:47
Since my youngest son just went through the whole process of getting tubes put into each of his Eustachian tubes, I’ve been thinking about getting him some jumbo stuffed animals. I mean, what giant stuffed animal doesn’t make a kid his age feel better, especially when they’ve gone through something like this? As it is, I already know that James likes stuffed animals… and I figure that letting him cozy up to his favorite one would be better than the alternative of reading even more books to him than I already do. Since his ears are still in the process of healing, he wouldn’t exactly be able to hear me the way that I wanted him to just yet. After all, it’s probably going to take another week or two for the swelling caused by the actual insertion of the tubes to go down, and then the light’s going to go on in his head that he can actually hear things well… better than he could! Aw.
Needless to say, purr-fectgifts.com is probably one of the best places online to get gifts from. Of course, when James can hear much better and we’re seeing him take strides in that direction with every single day, I’m also going to be hitting up Barnes & Noble to get him some books. You know, Berenstein Bears books? Little Critter ones? I used to read stuff like that all of the time when I was a kid, so I’m sure he’s going to love having them — and maybe some Dr. Seuss too, let’s face it — read to him when he can clearly hear the enunciations that are taken in each word. Kids that have build-up of fluid in their Eustachian tubes often don’t get that when there is enough of it in there, hence tubes.