August 27, 2010

We started out well enough…

We spent the majority of today at the doctors office, getting our annual well child checks…

shortlings rolling down the hill

See how everyone is smiling in that photo? THAT IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF MY DAY.

We had four appointments back to back.

Except for that whole part where they meant back to back as in,

We’ll see these two right now,

and then we’ll see these two after our lunch break.

In 45 minutes.

Which was exactly enough time to NOT drive home and back.

So we had to leave,

For 45 minutes,

Between rounds of shots,

So that we could eat something,

(Or more appropriately, NOT eat and just play with the toy.)

Before we had to head back and get MORE shots.

Which are even less fun WHEN YOU KNOW THEY’RE COMING.

Because basically,

The children start crying as soon as you pull in to park.

And then you have to drag some people back in to the office,

And carry another one, because he is CERTAIN that his legs will fall off if he uses them because the mean doctor in the green shirt “shot-ted him”

IN SHORT: smiles, gone. tears, en masse. Total hours spent “at” the doctor: FIVE.

Also of interest:

Three of us are within a half a pound of each other.

And then we have the tiny.

Who is a solid 15 pounds less than everybody else.

Readers: Meet the tiny.

meet tiny


  1. sweet girl. how on earth did you get your kids to pose for that picture? darling.

    we never go to appts together, unless we are sick. I like to leave my kids unsuspecting and in the dark. :) I'm mean like that.

  2. oh dear....... my heart really *does* go out to you. it really, really *does*....... it's just that I had to laugh a little too, and say 'better you than me' under my breath a few times, and be really thankful those days are over in my little world (thank you..... thank you), even though only one of my kids had a hard time with shots. sorry about that. but if it makes you feel any better, you have A-DOR-ABLE kids, and guess what! WE have a tiny too! We even call him that! Except he's not that tiny anymore....... but we still call him that anyway. AND...... my one kid that had a hard time with shots STILL DOES! so hopefully that helps somehow. although I'm not really sure how. I need some diet Coke now :/

  3. Tenille: they didn't pose. our photog was taking pictures of the other families and I said, "Hey! Can you snap a couple of my kids rolling down the hill!" and she did.

    Megan: thank you! I think they're pretty cute too. You know, when they're not blubbering all over me.

  4. I always made dad go for shot-ed visits...I gave birth, so I figure it helped even things out:-)

  5. I hope you were able to get a dr. pepper and some chocolate after that traumatic doctor's visit. :)

  6. And then there's the part you left out about being up til all hours of the night helping your friend decipher css. You know, cuz that really added to the fun of the day.

  7. Shots are evil. And so are lunch breaks at the dr's office. Lucky you don't have to do it again for another year. I space mine out so that it's like quarterly torture - not nearly enough time in between to recoop.

  8. At my house the worst patient is Jefe. And, he DOESN'T EVEN GO with me to get shot-ed.

    Sounds perfectly awful. You need a giant Dr.Pepper and fries. If I lived anywhere near you, I'd bring it. With bells.

  9. Oh my....this would be why I leave the doctor visit to the husband. I just don't do them anymore. I'm not sure how it turned into that but I'm not all.