Every now and then a child can come out with something that stops you "dead in your tracks!" The other day Amy brought the kids by to see us. Emma and I had taken a walk and were playing with a train set I made for her brother - but that she has taken a great interest in. Suddenly, out of nowhere, she looks up at me and says "Papa - you won't poke me, will you?" I almost started crying. I have "poked" her little fingers many times so I know that wasn't what she was talking about. When it is time for a stick you ask her which finger and she will hold one up without hesitation. She isn't real fond of having her site changed, but that has never been a big problem for her Mom and I have never done it. The only thing we can come up with is that she was really talking about the "big Pokes" - the IV's that are inserted at the hospital. It's just not right that a little 3 year old should be in a position of worrying about IV "pokes!"