Happy Rosh Hashanah to everyone! I love new year celebrations – a sense of renewal and starting again. Vince and Edda were lucky enough to have the day off of school – why MCPS celebrates Jewish holidays and none other is always a bit perplexing (I always want to have Chinese New Year off – I think the number of Jewish folks and the number of Chinese folks in the public schools are relatively comparable). As we were not going to new year services today, I was clever enough to schedule the kid’s flu shots for this morning – more than a month in advance. I love to pat myself on the back for small successes that show off my scheduling prowess, I’m not good at very much, but I love to keep the household well scheduled.
When I made the appointment, they mentioned that they were out of the flu-Mist vaccine, the one that is sprayed up your nose like a backwards sneeze. So I could not confirm Vince’s anxious question – am I going to get the shot, or can I get the nose one? So he was on pins and needles the whole ride over. Edda, on the other hand, doesn’t really give a rat’s ass about shots. Also, I’m not sure how I would tell her to suck up the nose medicine into her sinuses. Anyways, they had the Mist in stock (thank goodness) – Vince was able to get his up the nose and hilarity at the doctor’s office ensued.