- I am a germaphobiac.. If I was a more confident person, I would happily wear surgical gloves and masks on public transport, I would have all public toilets cleaned before my use. Anti bacterial hand gel and wipes are in my close circle of friends.
- I suffer from TOTPAS (you will need to read a previous blog entitled TOTPAS and Balloons to learn more about this serious ailment).
- I would prefer to be under anesthetic when visiting the dentist (so much so that I obsessively clean my teeth to avoid ever needing to visit.
- I hate taking my cherubs to the doctor to be immunised. I find it incredibly stressful so much so that Mr Lucy normally does the honors and I sit in reception my arms open wide waiting to console and cuddle.
It was The Baby and Little Miss' immunisation day yesterday. I was so worked up about this double whammy that Little Miss sniffed the tension the moment she woke up. She decided to make the day even more difficult by having a tantrum every three minutes throughout the day.
We went to the surgery. The Baby had fallen asleep on the way so I felt even worse when we woke her for the jab.
I had briefed Little Miss, and after an initial 'No, that will not happen' she was calm and happy.
It was The Baby's turn first. I asked to sit outside, but The Baby wanted me! A first, she normally prefers Mr Lucky. I consented, teared (the doctor laughed) and then it happened. The jab. The Baby howled. Oh how she howled, and then....she didn't want me she turned to Mr Lucky. I teared some more.
I pulled myself together. Little Miss was next. I was waiting for Little Miss to kick off. Together the howls of The Baby and Little Miss make even the world's most dedicated loud music heavy metal lover request for a moment of silence.
She sat calmly, the jab went in, she didn't flinch. She didn't cry I almost passed out in surprise.
We went to the children's cafe (that serves alcohol) for a celebratory drink and play.
It's all over now, until next month. We have more jabs scheduled. (Sigh).
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