I was just down on the floor changing Elijah’s diaper and when I leaned
forward, part of my back was exposed. Mercy was standing behind me.
She reached down and scratched on a place on my back:
“Mommy, you have a nickel!”
I had no idea what she was calling a nickel–I don’t have any moles or
anything that would be round like a nickel, and I thought that was a strange
choice…I’m not even sure she knows what a nickel is!
After looking closer, she said: “No, Mommy, it’s not a nickel. It’s a
I realized that when she said “nickel” she was thinking of “freckle”.
And then she clarified: “Boo-boo is Spanish for owie.”