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My oldest son used to be so scared of shots. Recently, him and his sister went to get flu shots and while in line he explained to me what he dislikes about them but told me that he understands why they are needed. I love to see how he grows more intelligent every day. He’s right they are important. Even though he dislikes them he bears it for the benefit. I used to always try talking to him to distract him when he got one.
My middle son doesn’t quite feel the same. He gets bent out of shape when I take him. I have found that talking to him about it at first then changing the subject to discuss something he likes helps to take the attention off what’s happening. I like bribery too! Usually I say if we go get this shot taken care of we can go to this concert or get lunch. He loves music and food.
My daughter though is not like her brothers. She is the baby and is not afraid of shots. She says she doesn’t like them but you have to have them. She would always just pop down into the chair, get the shot, and look at me like “Is it time for ice cream?”. Of course, who could resist that face
One time they all went for full shots together. She must of been around 4 and the boys were 7 and 9. Both boys had a hissy fit but she just trotted on up sat down and got her shot. They both looked at her like how is that possible! I laughed! The off to lunch the movies we went. I will never forget it. I am not sure if she was trying to show up her brothers or she is just really that put together.
It just goes to show whether we fear them or not shots are important. There is always a way around the fear too! #GiveAShot
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