July 1999 – It may be hard to see or even comprehend for most, but this is Nicky, 2.5 years old, using a needle to pop his own blood blister on his wrist.
I am still on the fence about giving my healthy son a knife to cut his meat, but Nicky has always been incredibly conscientious about using needles or scissors to pop his own blisters. I welcomed it and even liked it because he felt more comfortable doing it himself than having me do it, even as young as 2. Crazy? Not really, not for Nicky. He’s always displayed a maturity in certain things way beyond his age. He’s a little kid for other things too and it’s a nice give and take. Nicky ROCKS!
More of Nicky’s life in the book –> http://www.butterflychildamothersjourney.com/