Str-e-e-etched thin this week. I hate complaining, my schedule is no more crammed than any other family, but what can I say? There is a lot going on including the meltdown of the banking sector in the US – which we had nothing to do with – I swear!
Last week, the kids’ pediatrician called me and told me that the preservative-free flu shots were in and did I want to make an appointment for Edda. I had never heard of preservative-free flu shots before, but since they called and reminded me that the kids needed flu shots, I scheduled sppointments for both kids.
Vince is such a wimp when it comes to shots – he freaks out and then he tenses up which makes the whole thing much more painful. I have had to practically have my whole body clenching him in a burrito roll so he doesn’t punch the nurse. So I specifically asked for the “backwards sneeze” flu shot – the Flu Mist – cost ten bucks more, but oh, so worth it.
I was feeling guilty that Vince was getting the up-the-nose shot and Edda was signed up for the jab-in-the-arm shot. Would Edda hold it against me? Treating the two kids to different amounts of pain? Turns out she didn’t make a peep from the shot, didn’t yelp, turn her head or look at me with indignation. I tried telling Vince that Edda didn’t think it hurt much, but he said that he liked his way of getting the flu medicine. Thank you very much.
A little IRSF gossip…I heard from the Virginia rep that next year’s conference over Memorial Day weekend is going to be in Leesburg, VA. I had always thought they picked large cities and Leesburg is not a large city, although I believe it has great outlet shopping, this is a suburb of DC right near Dulles Airport. Right in my neck of the woods!
Flu shot anticipation (feel the tension…)