Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Funny Four Year Old

My kiddo went to the doctor today--on her birthday--for her four-year checkup. What I had not anticipated was that she was going to need four shots. The kiddo took it in stride for the most part, but by the end of it all, she was not happy and forcefully grabbed the needle from the nurse, shrieking as loud as she could and screaming, "I SAID NO!" She actually bent the needle to a ninety-degree angle and cut three of her fingers open in the process.

The poor nurse was upset and kept apologizing, but I was busy apologizing for my freakishly strong child and for the incredible amount of blood that was spurting from her fingers.

What worries me the most is that she won't need shots again until 5th grade--and she'll only be bigger and stronger by then.

On a happier note, the little munchkin is quite happy now with a brand new bicycle from mommy and daddy, a special birthday cake in the refrigerator for after dinner (not the Wizard of Oz one, that's for Saturday's party), and she's absolutely tickled that we had lunch at Chuck E. Cheese and went for a haircut afterward. It's been a busy day, but other than the whole my-child-thinks-she-is-the-incredible-hulk fiasco in the doctor's office, it's been fantastic.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

That's really something that she pulled that needle away from the nurse! Wow. Hope she forgets all about it by the time she's in 5th grade so she doesn't repeat it.

Happy Birthday to both of you.