There has got to be a better way to give children shots then to let them see what is coming. Even when I donate blood I don’t have to see the needle coming, they hide it under the chair and say “you’re going to feel a prick and a pinch”. Today was Jonah’s well visit and he received all his Kindergarten shots that he will need when we are in France. I’ve always been at work when the boys had their well visits so I don’t need to see the look of betrayal in their eyes as you hold their hands down so the nurse can stick them in their legs with all the needles.
I think he was over the trauma within a few minutes, at least by the time we got to the ice cream store, so he could have an ice cream cone since he was such a big boy.
The only question the doctor raised was about the blue tape (also known as Scotch-Blue Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces) on his forehead, and we explained that it’s just part of his daily routine to put it on. Some kids like blankets and some have special outfits but Jonah’s is blue tape. The blue tape and the batman sticker from the doctor helped him with his shots today since all Daddy did was hold him down.