My friend Angie recently did a series of posts entitled "Things I Never Thought I'd Say". I am going to borrow her title because yesterday I heard myself uttering that kind of sentence.
Mya and Sean had a doctor appointment. The doctor appointment before Kindergarten usually involves shots, but Mya got her shots last year. Yay for her, right?
The morning of her appointment we were talking about the agenda for the day (i.e. a doctor appointment for her and Sean).
To which she replied, "I am getting a shot today and I won't cry. Right mom?"
I had been handed a golden opportunity. A chance to be the hero. A chance for my young daughter to rise up and call me blessed. "Guess what?," I said, "You don't have to get a shot today because you already got your shots last year!"
Her response, "But Mom, I want to get a shot."
What do you say to that?
Something I never thought I'd hear myself say...
"I'm sorry, but you don't get a shot today you already had yours."
I am happy to report that this story has a happy ending. It turns out, she actually needed one shot. And she didn't cry!