I took Wordgirl to her 5 year check up and she had to get shots.
I decided that the best thing I could do was let her know that she was going to get some shots.
Now, I know there are different opinions out there about vaccines.
As of right now, I am not in the mood to defend my position, but we have decided to vaccinate our children.
Our favorite nurse roomed us and as soon as we were in the room, Wordgirl said, “I’m a little nervous about the shots.”
She is so polite and good with her words.
Rachel our nurse asked the standard questions: “city water? recent illnesses? any allergies? any guns in the house?”
To the last question, I was given a quizzical look from Wordgirl, “What are guns?”
We don’t have any guns in the house because Chris doesn’t hunt, but we aren’t opposed to them.
Does she honestly not know what a gun is?
And if she really doesn’t know, how in the WORLD do you explain the definition of a gun?
“ummm, well, they are these metal tubes with a switch that shoot our little metal pieces that go through a body and the idea is for them to kill something.”
What would YOU say?
Oh, and the shots went okay. All day I was feeling a little bit sad that she was going to get them and then, she did and it was traumatic, but she was a GREAT girl and got through it! Tears shed by her and ALMOST by me. But let me tell you! She got a LOT of prizes for going through that!