It’s been a long couple of days. Abby knew she was getting her shots today and hasn’t been able to take her mind off of it. I never would have told her she had to get shots for kindergarten, but a boy in her preschool class got them a few months ago and she’s been dreading them ever since
I figured she’d be hesitant and maybe even cry a little when the nurse came in to give her the shots, but I was totally unprepared for the screaming. She immediately pulled her knees up and tucked her gown under her feet and would not budge. I tried calming her down, but nothing was working. To make things worse, it was the same nurse who gave Lauren shots two days ago and she remembered her and started crying. So, they are both crying and as Abby got louder, so did Lauren. When it became apparent that Abby wasn’t going to calm down I held her arms while the nurse held her legs and gave her the shots. Sheesh. She calmed down (the sucker helped!) and we walked out of the office very quickly!
Abby is relieved that it’s over. Now she can be excited about the fun things she gets to do in the next few days (my sister’s school carnival tonight and preschool graduation/party on Monday) instead of dreading shots! I’m so glad it’ll be two more years before I have to do this again!