Conflicting Childhood Memory

I was about 6 years old when I had my tonsils removed. 

Mom picked me up from the hospital and the first place she took me was an ice cream shop.  She said I could have anything in the store and I could eat as much ice cream as I wanted. 

I had so many conflicting feelings at that moment and it was hard for my little brain to contemplate them all.

A part of me was elated.  This was like a dream come true.  However, a part of me was dejected.  My throat was so sore, I didn’t feel like eating anything. 

I finally decided to get an ice cream sandwich, which I ate with great difficulty and little sadness.

This is one of those childhood memories that will forever be burned into my mind.

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2 thoughts on “Conflicting Childhood Memory

  1. I’ve never had my tonsils out, but have heard similar stories before. I think they tell you you can eat all you want because they know you won’t want much because it huts to eat. But, then again, it’s probably the only thing you can eat and I would think the cold would feel good on your throat. Maybe the sandwich part was a little too much. Plain ice cream in a cup would have probably been better.

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