Comments: When Mom Gets Replaced with I-motional Support

So doughnuts make the shots better...wish I'd known that.

But truly...doughnuts can only be really enjoyed by the very young and the very old without guilt and worry.

Posted by Mrs. Who at June 19, 2009 09:34 PM

Fresh from the oven Krispy Kremes. They frickin' melt in your mouth. I can eat a dozen at a sitting. I have.

Posted by Denny at June 19, 2009 09:57 PM

I agree about the cream filled, yuck!

Posted by Sissy at June 20, 2009 01:32 PM

Ma says that whe I went for my first shots before school, there was a little boy screaming and throwing a tantrum. Because of that I was very calm and smiled at the nurse.
I think it's that competitive streak in me...

Posted by K-Nine at June 20, 2009 02:10 PM

I think that to build that kind of display you have to motivate it by rewards.

We never pulled tantrums in my family. I'm told that the reason is that if we ever did, the adults would roll around on the floor in laughter. Nowadays I guess they'd take photographs with their cell phones and post it on the internet.

Posted by Carl Brannen at June 20, 2009 04:23 PM

Bou, Mo and I used to get shots together. Mo is the youngest, but one time she started crying, so I smacked her in the shin with an ax handle. Ain't no sobbin' after that. Well...no sobbing from the shot.

Posted by Toluca Nole at June 20, 2009 09:17 PM

I'm lucky I guess, shots have never bothered me, or needles in general, even the huge needles used at the blood bank that turn otherwise macho friends into babies.

Foods? Love doughnuts and ice cream, but rarely indulge. Also like spinach and sweet 'taters. I hate the officially "good for you" green garbage like broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. They can use my share to interrogate prisoners....

Posted by George at June 21, 2009 05:54 AM

I always hated tetanus shots. Those actually hurt for days afterward, so never been keen on them. However, my kids have always been tight lipped stoics about shots. I do recall once, though, I took the oldest boy in for some sort of booster shot and the nurse that administered it had her leg in a cast. I asked her what had happened, and she said some little kid had kicked her in an effort to escape and had caught her just right and broken her tibia. I never realized how dangerous pediatric nursing could be!

Posted by PeggyU at June 21, 2009 02:00 PM