Today was Caleb’s seven year doctor’s appointment. Joshua is staying with his grandmother this week so he got out of it (we rescheduled his appointment for the fall). So Isaac, H-G, Caleb, Kimberly, and I (plus a nurse and doctor Tores) crammed into the little examination room, and we went through the battery of tests and examinations. His eyes, ears, abdomen, etc… were checked and everything is fine. As the doctor examined him Caleb did not stop laughing — he is so ticklish.
The bigger the kids get the smaller that room seems to feel. The exam ends with a shot or shots — which they ask about all throughout the day — “will I get a shot?” We say yes, and try to encourage them, and explain how getting a shot is a good thing (fighting diseases, growing healthier, etc..) but this is no comfort to a seven year old. Caleb was asked to urinate in a cup, which was dropped by mistake in the toilet. So we filled it back up at the end of the exam. As I paid, Kimberly helped in this area.
As an aside, have you seen the Everybody Loves Raymond episode where Ray teaches his brother how to mess things up so that his wife wants to do everything, and the wedding invitations accidentally get sent out — and they are all messed up. Enough said — now back to peeing in a cup.
Hannah-Grace never stopped smiling, she knew that Caleb was getting a shot. I discovered that the way to make her sit down and be quiet was to threaten for her to have to leave the room. She smiled all the way to the van afterwards. Isaac was a hyper handful who realized that his voice sounded different in this tiny cramped room so he kept yelling to hear himself.
screaming, crying, laughing, smiling, tooting (I’m not even going to go there but yes), it’s all apart of a yearly check-up.
So let me know what you think about the video and pictures — and I do remind you that I do love my son.
I swear this a videotape of one of our doctor visits.
Drew, I just always get a kick out of your posts…this one is definitely no exception!
Looks like fun!
Dana Eiland says
I have the strange kids that aske for shots and want to watch as they get them….they also LOVE going to the dentist. Well I do too,but I am strange too! : )