Tuck: "I'm doing it! It's working! It's working! IT'S OUT! I DID IT!"
Since Tuck is our tenderhearted, gentle, old soul, we were shocked that he just dug right in and started to push it out. Chris handled the taping and Mags gave me the play by play (I couldn't watch).
"MAMA! THERE IS BLOOD! IT IS BLEEDING!" (I'm feeling faint)
"MAMA! IT'S ALMOST THERE. TUCK IS SO BRAVE!" (He really is)
Mags cheered her big brother on with her usual enthusiasm for all things Tuck. Chris recorded it for him to watch later. I could hear Chris gently coaxing him along and Tuck hanging onto every word he had to say. He worked at it for a little bit, but he was insistent that sucker was coming out and we were impressed with his determination. Then, POP!
And instantaneously, he was "BIG".
*If you haven't heard the song "BIG" by the kid's band, the
Imagination Movers, it's one you should check out.
You can find it on their Juice Box Heroes CD.