Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Camden's a tough kid. And he proved it to me yet again yesterday at the doctor's office. We had gone in for flu shots. Naturally, I had to go first to show the boys how easy and pain-free it is. Now I'll tell you, I'm not afraid of needles. Years of weekly allergy shots and way too many blood tests to count have cured me of that fear forever. But that allergy shot - it hurts! Don't worry, though, I was a good, brave little mommy. I didn't even flinch - even though I wanted to - because I had two little people watching. It's the same concept as when I am able to kill huge spiders and even bees with a smile on my face. Only when they are watching. No boys around and I'm screaming loud about those yucky things! Okay, so now that I'm completely off-topic, let's see if I can find my way back there. So, I got my shot. Next was Jake's turn. Nobody touched him. He started screaming. Then he ran away. I had to pull him out from under the doctor's desk. And remember, this is a big - and very strong - boy! So, amidst the screaming and crying, the nurse gave him the shot, I whipped out the piece of candy I had brought as a bribe, and then I had to work on detaching his strangle-hold so I could pick up his brother. I figured that, although Camden is usually a little braver about shots, I'd still need to hold him on my lap. Well, when I finally freed myself from the big one, I turned around to see Camden climb up into the chair, pull up his sleeve, watch the shot go in, pull down his sleeve, and hop off the chair. Oh, and he did say "ouch" when the shot went in. Tough guy.