Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kindergarten

Over the past couple of weeks, I've begun the kindergarten registration process. It's hard to believe my little girl is already at that stage in life. I didn't realize that I would be signing my life away just to sign Grace up for school, but I guess it comes with the territory. It's a small price to pay for my child's education. The one part that I truly did not anticipate being the most difficult of all, was the doctor's visit.
The visit itself was actually a great experience. For the first couple of years in her life, anytime we had to go to the doctor's Grace would scream, and that was just when they had to measure her head. So now, to have her be a willing participant, was quite pleasant. Even better was when Clark wanted it to be 'his turn'. Which was great since I had also scheduled his 2 year appointment.
Everything was going great until the first poke came for Grace. They had to get a bit of blood, and it all went down hill from there. Even right before that part she seemed happy to be getting shots, just because she knew she would be getting a sucker after wards. But all that bravery went out the window once that first prick was pricked. Can't really blame her, I'm a wimp when it comes to that stuff. So to see my little girl scream and shriek in shear pain and terror, it was a little more than I could handle. I found myself crying right along with her. The nurse could see that I was having a difficult time and asked if I needed a moment. I just didn't anticipate how much she would hate it. I had a vision of how it would be: that she would say how much it hurt, but that she would be brave...this was in-between each shot. Not so.
I'm just grateful it's over! Now life should just get easier from here on out, right?

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Maisey loved the doctor from preschool age until kindergarten! She always wanted to go. However, when she got 4 shots at once for school, she was terrified (and I think she was 4 when she got them for the big "K"). This year I was dreading 2 flu shots (since she wouldn't do it last year), but at 6 1/2 she "turned" around and surprised me! She didn't even cry!! So, I am saying, "You never know." The stage may be short lived. Man was it a bad one, she would hid under the chair and cry when Ryley got all his shots too!

Kristy E.B. said...

Ouch, that's no fun. Doesn't help when you're extra emotional being pregnant. I bet you're glad that's over with!

runningfan said...

These are the stories you'll tell your kids for years to come! Sorry it was so traumatic.

Debbie said...

I hate shots too. Hey at least they are over now, right? You are still alive so that is good!

The Churches said...

I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about you- wondering how life is. I guess I have my answer... :) I think all (or nearly all) my old running buddies are pregnant right now... I didn't know they had to draw blood for Kindergarten! I guess I'd better start preparing Sterling NOW!

Makenna said...

youch! I'll have to ask her about those shots next time I see ya. no fun.

Marie said...

ooo i am not looking forward to those days! Brody got his 4 month shots today, he cried just for a minute though. So glad it's over for you! I remember the day mom took me in to get my kindergarten shots! I was so traumatized I never got my shots again! So good luck!

Marie said...

So I wanted to call you today but never saved your number and your cell phone isn't working so call me!! Right now!!!

Maren and Dustin said...

That stinks for Grace. And you. Carson was funny when he got his 4 year shots. He laughed at the first one (I guess trying to be tough) but then he had 3 more coming, and laughter quickly turned to tears. Part of life, kid. Sorry.