Today I have to take my four year old son for his check-up. He will be getting four immunization shots at this appointment. Although I know they are for his own good, I just dread appointments like this!
It is hard to watch your little one get shots when they are newborns and infants. The thing that makes it a little easier is that you know they won’t remember it. All they know is one minute something hurts them, and the next minute mommy is holding them and making it all better.
However, when they are older, they know what is going on. They see the shot coming and anticipate the pain. Usually the doctor wants you to help to hold them still. I feel like such a traitor by helping someone cause pain to my child. I know that might sound silly, but that must be how the child sees it. They must wonder why mommy is doing this to them!
I am probably just being a ninny about the whole thing. My son will probably handle it better than I do. I just can’t help but feel a little guilty.