Tomorrow we're getting the boy's Hepatitis A shots.
Does anyone else have their kids get these? Most of my friends seem to be split.
I am definitely pro-shots. However, I didn't get this one for a while. I don't like to the guinea pig for shots. Well, re-phrase that. I am fine being the guinea pig. My children... they are not up for testing at this point. Perhaps when they're teenagers. However, once I heard that UT was starting to require it for Kindergarten registration I figured we'd just get it over with.
We had a child, when I worked for the pediatrician, whose mother was anti-immunization. The child ended-up getting leukemia and actually had some really severe consequences for not being immunized earlier.
Also, I always think -- what if everyone was like the people that don't get shots. Do you know how blessed are to have immunizations? I mean, has anyone reading this blog ever heard a child with whooping cough, or seen the disabling effects of polio... Each person that doesn't get it is that virus's step to making a comeback.
I digress, to each mom's choice their own, just wanted to make my own stance perfectly clear.
Anyway, Conner is a big 1st grader and I know he's going to be awful. Just like has been since he was 4 months old.
Has anyone ever turned this into a positive experience? Should I just sit him down with my microbiology book and show him what Hepatitis A does to your liver?
Should I beat him into submission?
I've done the honesty route.
I've done the pin him down while he screams route (which is basicly my back-up).
And I've done the "you'll get a really great treat if you do this right" -- and that has alway fallen to the back-up plan in the end.