kindergarten shots

Jules —  March 17, 2009

Anjelia can finally look forward to starting the kindergarten process! She’s been cringing at the thought of kindergarten because of the dreaded kindergarten shots! She faced her fears today (she really wasn’t given a choice as I literally dragged her out of the van as she clung to the seat belt crying) and got FOUR shots. Poor baby. We are BOTH very relieved. I was dreading the shots myself because I knew how scared she was. Her friends Jaden and Evely went with her and they all three were given coupons for free sundaes at McDonald’s!

 All of my children have handled the shots differently. Lydia literally sat there stone faced and didn’t even flinch. No big deal. Jessica was scared but handled it well until the needles came out. Elaina was so excited she bounced up and down while waiting for the nurse. Anjelia, well we’ve been over that. It reminds me to be careful about judging behavior. A lot of it has to do with individual personality.

(Evely is in pajamas because she just left her Mother’s Day Out slumber party!)

 Now we can go to kindergarten enrollment next week and Anjelia won’t have dread in her gut. She is soooooo excited about kindergarten now. She’ll be going to pre-kindergarten summer school this June. All of the girls loved it.

 Anjelia keeps showing off her band aids and everyone comments on how brave she was. She emphatically says, “No, I wasn’t brave.”



15 responses to kindergarten shots

  1. Bless her heart. But that is the best way, by just going in and do it. The sitting and waiting for it is harder for them.

    Kids always figure, the worst is over, after the shots.

  2. I must give the disclaimer that I usually don’t dress Evely in Pj’s in public. She was having a “Slumber Party” at Mother’s Day Out today…that’s why she is in pajamas at 3:00 in the afternoon.

    I’m sooo glad that is behind her! I hope the shots don’t make her feel bad tonight. I’m praying for her. Thanks for the free sundaes for just watching.

  3. It was nice to go to the health department immunization clinic that comes to town once a month. We just walked in and filled out a little paperwork and got the shots. It didn’t take but 10 minutes tops. That was the best way to do it for Anjelia. It was quick and she didn’t know about it until the parking lot. I’m glad I saved paying a co-pay to the doctor. It was free.

    Karen, I put a disclaimer up for you! I’m glad you guys came along. That made the McDonald’s sundae more fun for Anjelia.

    Anjelia has been soooooooooooooo happy this evening. I think she is very relieved!!!

  4. I remember standing in line with my friend Mary Boydston waiting in a very (what seemed) like a long line to get our shots in school. It was those (HUGE) air type gun shot vaccinations. By the time we got up there we looked at each other and said “dont cry and everything will be ok” We had seen every type of terror on each face walk by us after “hearing” those loud air/gun type immunizations. So by the time we got there we already just bit our lip and took it.
    Then trotted off holding hands.
    I was terrified of those huge gun things…..I dont think they have been around for many many years……
    It was like leading cattle to the heavens gate….all us kids were terrified.

    By the time Wayne and Catherine got a hold of me I was used to shots….but those dang big gun things terrified even the school bullies.
    Lol lol lol

  5. I remember getting shots by Mrs. B. I wanted her instead of her nurse who came at you in what seemed like slow motion. Dr. Catherine got it done quickly. That’s how the nurse did it today. They were over very quickly. Thank goodness they were nothing like you described. That’s horrible. Who’s idea was that?! Bless your pea pickin heart. At least you had a friend to hold hands with.

  6. Marilyn alias(Punkie) March 18, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I still remember getting the free school shots but I don’t remember being afraid. I get afraid of things that don’t make since to be afraid of. Like talking.

  7. Marilyn alias(Punkie) March 18, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I wondered about the PJ’s but thought maybe they just look like PJ’s. Sounds like a fun thing to do, a Slumber party at day care. Such cutie pies, and they got ice cream for being brave. At least they were there for each other. Probably helps.

    Now Jules, what are you going to do with your time? Take a long bubble bath, with a novel & Chocolate Latte?

  8. I am going to read! I went years without reading unless you count the few books I read while pushing the swing. I’m going to study A LOT and earn my own degree! I’ll still be busy, too, doing all the normal mom stuff. It’s endless.

    I’m going to have some “me time” and more “james time”.

  9. I’m going to go on every field trip!!!!!!!!! I’ve had to miss them all, which has made me so sad. I am going to visit the schools and eat lunch with my kids. The list goes on and on. . .

  10. Marilyn alias(Punkie) March 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I love to read, so I have to be careful or I’d be reading all the time and the house will fall apart around me.

    We will be cheering you on to get your Degree. Great goal. I know you will not want for things to do.

  11. I’m not getting a real degree. I’m totally uninterested right now in going back to school. I’m just going to get a “Julie degree”. I’m just going to try to find my passions and learn about them and see where the Lord leads me. I’m still 100 percent dedicated to being a full time homemaker.

  12. Marilyn alias(Punkie) March 18, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Well, good, that sounds like more fun to me too. I should have a self-taught degree in something as much as I like to read. I do know a little bit about good eating habits. Now I just need to be committed to it. Taking the field trips and going to be with the kids at school sounds like a wonderful goal too. You are a wonderful mom.

  13. Way to go, Anjelia! You are such a big kid!

  14. Thanks for your comments Mary!

  15. Now Auntie, you have A LOT of wisdom, so you be careful not to sell yourself short.