Next week, Henry is going to have a birthmark/mole thingie (why yes, I'm pretty sure that is the correct medical term) removed from his scalp. It's not a big deal, but it does require a few pre-surgery appointments and he'll be fully sedated. He'll also miss half a week of school and another week of PE/recess. Surprisingly, he's pretty excited about all this (especially the missing of school part, but also the shaved head part). The surgeon was explaining the procedure to us yesterday and Henry said, "So, do you just pour some chloroform onto a rag and hold it over my mouth to knock me out?"
Somebody's been reading too many comic books.