Yesterday Alex was playing around in the house when Anton noticed something funny about his neck. He called him over and had him turn around, and sure enough, there was a huge lump on the side of his neck. Now, just so you can appreciate how large the lump really is, I will first show you a picture of how his neck normally looks:
Such a cute little neck. I've often wondered how in the world it holds up his huge head.
And here's what it looks like now:
Look at that thing! He doesn't act like it bothers him, though he says it hurts when we push on it. So we'll watch it for a few days, and if it doesn't go away, we'll take him to the doctor.
I'm beginning to think that there is nothing in the world my kids won't catch. Did you know Ella has had thrush, reflux, hand foot and mouth disease, the rotavirus, and more? She's a walking carrier monkey. So it comes as a relief when my kids come up with new and far less messy illnesses such as a lump on the neck. I'll take lymph nodes over bodily fluids any day!