I'm taking a trip down memory lane because I have nothing better to share. I found the following post languishing in my Drafts folder on my blog...it is something I wrote but didn't finish in March 2010.
Pediatrician: Are your ears bothering you?
Pediatrician [perplexed with Grace's response, since this was the stated reason for our visit]: But don't they hurt?
Grace: Yes, but only a little.
The pediatrician thought it was because she used such a big word...I explained that Grace tends to be rather stoic when it comes to ear pain. I have to ask her if her ears are hurting (usually after a rather sleepless night), and only then will she let on that they've been hurting for a few days. So, in her mind, while they hurt, they weren't "bothering her." "Bothering" and "allagating" (aggravating) are words usually reserved to describe what her brothers are doing to her. ;) And, yes, she had a double ear infection.