Yes at seven that sums him up, he is always talking about his health problems. He has issues with his eyes (they ALWAYS have something in them, but there never is!), his teeth, his wrists (a new condition apparently they are a bit itchy!), his knee’s ("they make funny noises"), and his armpits (I think he had just exercised more than usual!); basically we cover a new section of his body every day! You never know what each day will hold, luckily he is so funny and entertaining the rest of the time.
I cannot clearly remember when it first started, perhaps he loved all the attention when we thought he was unwell and decided to continue the theme with lots more ailments for even more fuss, the chance to get tucked in with a blanket, get even more cuddles than usual, have drinks and snacks brought to him. Have other grownups fretting over him, he likes the doctors in our local surgery, one gives him fruit and they are all very attentive and thorough.
As a parent it’s not easy to live with as you tend to panic that all his “aches and pains” are an underlying symptom for something much more worrying, I am constantly asking myself should I get the doctor, optician or dentist involved again depending on his latest grumble.
He has had LOTS of appointments and usually gets a clear bill of health, the odd time he has had an ear infection but generally he is right as rain. I think it’s become a bit of a game with him; even the most minor of twinges becomes a full protest of complaint! Hubbie has clocked him smirking about it before, so I have had to ignore some of what he says and try and change the topic off his health grievances.
I think adults should always investigate their children’s worries but at what point is enough… enough? Other than this little health quirk he is a happy cheerful boy that seems popular in his peer group. Perhaps he has just learnt a new way to torment his mum!