Thursday, August 20, 2009
Parent Payback Time
Ah, government enforced torture for children. And I'm just an innocent bystander in the affair.
Today the TQ has to get her 7th grade immunizations. I am a huge supporter of immunizations, and the fact that so many horrific diseases of the past have been virtually eradicated by them. When my kids were babies and toddlers it always broke my heart a little to watch them cry as the needle pierced their skin, but I have to say there is not a lot of sympathy in my heart for my 12 year old daughter. As it told her, it only gets worse from here. See how lovely you feel after your first gyno wellness check and you'll think the tiny pin prick of a tetanus shot was a walk in the park. I haven't even fully gone into detail about the joys of childbirth in fear that she will vow to never give me grandchildren.
Rule #1 of life sweetie: there's always something worse out there than what you are experiencing now.
I do feel a twinge of pity for her because she's made herself so nervous thinking about it that she's sick, AND she has to head over to the jr. high right after because all the sbo's are helping with back to school night. I haven't warned her that she'll probably feel a little achy and yucky, but I think I'll wait until after the deed is done, then she can't run away.
Oops, cat's out of the bag. I probably should have saved typing that last tidbit until she was done reading over my shoulder.
You'll live kiddo. When you are 10 cm dilated and ready to rip your husband's throat out for getting you preggers in the first place, this experience will be but a brief and painless memory.
Now get in the truck.........