Yesterday we, meaning Josh and I, took our sweet four year old to get shots.
She is a our
crybaby soft-hearted one so I told Josh he would need to spend his lunch break assisting me taking her to get shots.
I just knew she was gonna go berserk.
When we arrived I began filling out some papers and Josh, does what he does best, and began running his big mouth!
First, he starts off by telling the
crazy nice lady that he hasn't been to the doctor in like 10 years and that he cant even remember the last shot he had gotten.
"You haven't had your flu shot??" She gasped in complete shock.
I was sort of scared to tell her no, in fear she might report us to child protective services or something.
"Um, no." he said.
"Well you NEED to have your flu shot!"she practially forced/insisted.
"Everyone in the home should have a flu shot, it IS flu season!" She added.
I thought we could get by with just making sure the kids have their flu shots. I mean, they are all we care about... who cares if Josh or I get the flu??
Next, the B asked Josh and I if WE wanted to get our flu shot too??
Stop right derrrr!
We came to get our KID her shots, not us.
I did my time, I got my shots! I am a grown up now and I should NOT have to endure a pointless little stupid, dumb shot. Period.
I immediately said no.
"Come on.." Josh said.
"It wont hurt."
Trying to be the mom-of-the-year that I am. I agreed.
ONLY because I didn't want to back down to a wimpy little shot in front of Rilyn, not right as she was about to get 4!
Then, I'd be dipped in dog doo-doo if that witch didn't THEN ask us if we wanted to go ahead and get a tetanus shot too!
"Its good to have, you should get one every 10 years." She said.
And of course you probably know where I am going with this..........
Yeah, so I tell the nurse that I think Josh should go first, ya know, to show Rilyn that shots don't hurt.
I mean, I would have but I didn't want her to see me cry.
So, finally, its my turn. I explained to the lady that I was in a hurry and it would probably be faster if she just put my two shots in one and gave it to me all at one time.
She said she coudnt. But I'm pretty sure she was lying because one time when I took Lexi to the vet they gave her a 7 in 1 shot.
So anyway, .... as I am sitting there thinking... with my life flashing before my eyes... I wonder.....
Where did I go wrong?
How could one little trip to the doctor to get my child's vaccines end with me and her Dad both getting two shots too??
And that's when I came to the conclusion that Josh will NEVER, EVER assist me in taking the kids to the doctor again.
And let me add that I sincerely hope his arms are VERY, VERY sore tomorrow.