Note to self: Don't tell Luke that he will be getting a flu shot today right after school...as you are trying to get him dressed and off to school in time!!
Oh boy, we had a melt down in our home this morning. The last few years we have been very concerned about the flu season because of Reid's low immunity...so off Toby, Reid, and I went to get our flu shots yesterday. Without Luke knowing it I had made an appointment for him to get one as well, for after school today. But, for some crazy reason I decided to inform Luke of this this morning just before heading off to school...gulp...and we were already short on time, which didn't make things any better!!! Immediately after I announced the word "shot" Luke went into hysterics, tears, body shaking...the whole nine yards. In an effort to calm him down I told him that maybe he could get the nasal spray mist instead of the shot. He proceeded to ask, in a shaky little voice, if it hurt? My response started as a naive..."Not really, it just kind of feels funny..." when I could see Toby flagging me with his arms and doing the "cut it" at the throat thing...as he could see that that was not helping matters by any means! Oh dear...well, we managed to get him off to school just in the nick of time....with him quizzing us on more details he could expect later this afternoon... the whole way there. Poor little guy! Enticing him with lollipops and cute tweety bird band aids don't do it for him anymore!!
But, in the name of protecting little Reid he will endure...begrudgingly though!