On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You better not eat anymore...

The last few days Erin has been asking me about once a day, "am I sick?" I always reply, "no, you are healthy and strong." 

Today, after we finished making a batch of soft gingersnaps she and my son were eating the cookie dough out of the mixer (yeah, I let my kids eat cookie dough).  Erin turned to her older brother and said, "you better not eat anymore or you'll get cancer." 

I stood there, absolutely stunned, for about a minute.  Why in the world would she say that?!  Then it hit me - Erin thinks sick=cancer.  If someone is sick, they have cancer.  I think she was telling her brother that if you eat too much cookie dough you'll get "sick" NOT get cancer.

The things I NEVER thought I'd have to explain to my THREE YEAR OLD!


  1. I think she really just wanted the rest of the cookie dough for herself :)


  2. That's a good way of looking at it! :)

  3. There is all too much you never thought you would have to explain to any of your kids...that comes with this I have found! Its funny though to see how they process all this in their brain!