**UPDATE** Thank you, thank you, thank you my dear friends, for your advice, stories and encouragement! Katie was amazing! I chose not to tell her and she was such a trooper. A few silent tears fell, but she got through it and the nurse said she was one of the best patients she had ever had.:) They wanted to do a finger stick (after 4 shots!) for anemia and a flu shot, too, but I told them no way! Well do the finger stick another time... When we checked out, the lady at the front desk gave Katie a goody bag full of candy, jewels and a book. So sweet. Then we went to the toy store and Starbucks.
- Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, November 30, 2008
To Tell or Not to Tell?
I hate going to the doctor. As a child I remember asking my Mom "if I had to get a shot" each time I had an appointment. Anxiety can start so young, and I am a worrier by nature... Anyway, Katie has a shot appointment tomorrow. I am DREADING this. I feel like I am dragging her into the lion's den. Just call me Brutus. I know shots are a good thing, but they don't feel like it when you are a child. So, my question is- "Do I tell my sweetie what she is in for??" What do you do when shots are involved?