Thursday, July 7, 2011

note to self

when taking in your kiddos for a sports physical, don't promise they won't be getting any shots because you will get to the office & the dr will remind you how last summer your daughter hadn't turned 11 yet at the time of her 6th grade physical so couldn't get the tetanus booster & would need to get it today - oh and while we are at it, let's just go ahead & do a meningitis vaccine too...k?  If this happens, your daughter will cry, she will tell both the dr & the nurse that she doesn't want the shots - she will remind you how you promised her no needles would be involved at this appt - she will cross her arms & put her hands on her solid biceps so the nurse has to have another nurse come in to help.  You will have to force your daughter to lay down so one nurse can hold down her legs & arms allowing the other nurse to give the shots.  Her face will be splotchy from the crying & she will be embarrassed to walk out to the waiting room looking like this...oh and the snoopy bandaid...seriously?  She will then not talk to you because "you promised" until you take her to Starbucks and agree that she doesn't have to do any chores today due to the "total pain" in her arm.  I mean, this is probably what would happen - not that I know from experience or anything...

2 comments:

Jen said...

Sounds just like something that would happen to us :) I told kiddos no shots this time...only to be told that because they had the chicken pox vax when they were so young, now it is being shown they need another dose! One kiddo-- sat brave and quiet. The other....well the dr came in because she heard so much crying...

But truthfully I am not a fan of the needles either.:)

Merrill said...

I had to do the "Starbucks after needles" last Friday. At least *this* time I didn't have to help drag her out from *under* the exam table, kicking and wailing, like another time! (Of course, I usually cry at the sight of a needle intended for me, but shhhhh, don't tell!)