Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fastest Shots in the west

Yesterday I had to take my kiddos to the doctor to get their hep A booster shots. Due to changes in our insurance I had to reschedule them and thought I'd do it at the same time instead of making two trips. My son does pretty well with shots, quick cry when the needle enters and then he's done. My daughter on the other hand is quite different. A few years ago she wigged out so much she bent the needle and they had to start over while I pretty much had her in a bear hug, no free limbs. So needless to say I was a bit worried about taking both of them at the same time. I talked to both of them on the way, gave a really big pep talk and so forth. This is when it gets funny. So we go there and are taken in the back, but first we have to make a pit stop for my daughter. While she's going to the bathroom, all the fire alarms are going off and the lights are flashing. What are the odds? So we hurry up out of the bathroom and they hurry us into a room and give two shots in less than a minute! All the while my kids are holding their ears due to the loud noises. They hardly had to time to react to the shots or even think about them, I think they were more concerned with why the fire alarms were going off. So we were in and out, literally! And then, being kids and being quite inquisitive, the whole ride home was 50 questions on why do we have fire alarms, what happens if there's a real fire and so on and so on and so on. I had to finally stop the questioning and make them move on. So that was my late afternoon yesterday. Quite hilarious, well maybe you had to be there.


Life As I Know It said...

That's awesome! Gotta love a good distraction.

Kimberly said...

Great story. I don't think my kids would have held up that well!