By Cheryl Bac
Do you bring an audience when you get your flu shot?Uploaded: Oct 13, 2015
Yesterday I went to the pharmacy to quickly pick up a prescription. I'm lucky that my kids generally tolerate this errand if we pass by the toy section on our way out of the store.
Not only was there no line at the pharmacy, but my kids were quite content. So I quickly decided to take advantage of the situation and also get my flu shot. No point coming back to the pharmacy on a day when I would surely have to wait in line while also trying to calm one or two energetic kids.
I was surprised by how curious my kids were about my flu shot. Both watched as the pharmacist came out, wiped a section of my arm, and gave me the shot. I'm sure they were also watching my reaction.
I doubt this experience will make their flu shots hurt any less this year. But I hope it helps our son remember that we all, parents and kids, have to deal with unpleasant experiences. And sometimes it's best to just deal with them and move on.