Tuesday, August 24, 2010
today we went for holland's 6 month check up. & that meant a shot. sad. just one shot, though since we're spacing her vaccines out. & speaking of vaccines, do they stress anyone else out???! i know they do because i've talked to lots of you. of course on one hand, they're miraculous medical concotions that our great-grandmothers could only dream about, but on the other i can never get away from the "what exactly are you injecting into my kid?" kinds of questions. i have friends who swear by not vaccinating until 2 yrs old & friends who swear by every single vaccination, every single visit. i guess i'm somewhere in the middle. which means we'll be visiting our doctor very frequently these days to be sure we get all of our shots, just not all @ the same time. as vaccines go, i guess all you can do is decide what you feel is best & go with it. really, that pretty much sums up a good deal of the "mom job description" - trying to figure out what the heck to do & then trying to feel good about whatever decision you make. do i spank, not spank? how about time out? is it working? do i let her "cry it out", or go get her? should i let him yell through the grocery store, or take him out & spank him? by the way, i took him out & spanked him, if you're wondering, but it totally back fired on me because with holland in the baby bjorn, i could barely lift him out of the cart. by the time i won the fight of getting him turned over enough to swat, i had little force left to make it a real spanking. it ended with us both laughing. needless to say, he really learned his lesson.
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