One of my favorite illustrators, stories and books has to be Madeline and when she proudly shows her scars to her friends.
I am big on visual connections, and all I could think of was that my daughter's malaise was more than a belly ache. My Mother's intuition told me, it's time for a trip to the ER. Never mind that it's winter break and we are supposed to be having fun and skiing. How can I think of anything else with a sick girl not improving.
So, for the next few days, I shall be nursing my dear daughter back to health and looking forward to her having visitors to show her scars. I mean if Madeline can do it, she surely must have inspired countless other girls to flaunt wounds and victories.