My little Goose is one tough cookie. To be honest I'm a little in awe of her.
She's fearless. She'll take on people double her size if she thinks she's been wronged. She'll do it without thought.
She's so stubborn, she has an iron will.
She has a bravado that is chink-free and only her mother glimpses a rare crack in.
She'll squint her eyes ala Clint Eastwood and seek revenge. You can almost see the words 'Make my day' on her lips.
This week I've been reminded by just how tough she is. One night last week she woke in the night crying and said her ear hurt, by morning she said she was fine and we carried on with our day.
The next day she slept all day. When I asked if she was sick she said: "I'm just tired, nothing hurts." I took her to the doctor and on the way she said: " I'm just tricking I'm not sick."
The doctor said her temperature was 40 degrees and her ear was terribly infected. Goose denied her ear hurt no matter how many times the doctor asked. The doctor was concerned and asked me to bring her back the next day.
She woke the following morning and was chipper. Playing, laughing a little bleary eyed but happy. We went to the doctor. Her temp was still over 40 and ear raging red. The doctor took her temp three times unable to believe this chipper child had a 40 degree temp and a red raw ear.
I worry about my little toughie. But I worry about who ever crosses her more.
This photo was taken enroute to the doctor: