Today I took the boys for flu shots. I was thrilled because Tommy, at four, was eligible for the mist rather than the actual shot. Wrong. My little asthma sufferer will always have to have the shot. To help him not feel too nervous I got the shot as well and I went first, see how brave Mommy can be? When it was Tommy's turn he sat quite still and waited because I had told him that it would only hurt a little. Everything is relative. He was shocked at the pain and that fact that I had allowed someone to do such a thing to him. Johnny was next- this elicited even more tears because, and I quote," I don't want anyone to hurt my Johnny!" I could see the accusation on his face. How could I? Johnny cried for only a moment but Tommy was scandalized. we talked about how flu shots keep us from getting sick and are very important. Tommy remains skeptical, he will be watching me closely for the next little while, I am sure.
4 years ago