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Is taking a child to the doctor's office for shots harder on child or parent? Parent, of course! This and other observations ...
on the awkward role dads must play in the administration of inoculations. Shots, too.
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Daddy Brad: Welcome back to the lounge, I am daddy Brad.
Daddy Clyde: And I am Daddy Clay, this episode The Lounge is brought to you by Baby Bjorn and their very cool bouncing CE baby sitter balance, great place for the baby to rest, sleep or play, move around, bounce up and down, no batteries required. Baby sitter balance.
Daddy Brad: Daddy Clyde, I have a question, you know you get your children immunized, you go and give him his shots at the Doctor’s Office. Who is it tougher on? Is it tougher on the parent or the kid?
Daddy Clyde: Well, obviously it is the parent. I think there is not much to pay to that, I mean.
Daddy Brad: Because it is kind of that what is that hold the child down and somebody stick a big needle in there.
Daddy Clyde: Yeah, that is, I do not appreciate being recruited. They should have someone whose job that is and that being lots of them. I mean if you do the standard course of whatever it is, 10 immunizations, a lot of those require multiple, seems like 20 or 30 times. Those kids are perforated more than a roll of paper towels.
Daddy Brad: It is just-- it is tough. And you know what, here’s what I do not get, we have sent people to the moon, a man on the moon. You can send them to the moon. Why cannot they put those immunizations in lollipops and let them just lick their immunization?
Daddy Clyde: I do not know. I do not know. It is over much worse than others like some of them is like poop and it is like a mosquito bite, the kid does not cry at all and there is others because they take that thing and they bring it out and it is like comes in a keg and the needle is the size of a soda straw, kind of cut on the bias and it looks like it could go through the kid.
Daddy Brad: Yeah and that the stuff, the medicine itself is like maple syrup. It is viscous. It is slow and you are going to--
Daddy Clyde: You are spit and , that is terrible.
Daddy Brad: Oh I hate that.
Daddy Clyde: Yeah I hate that. And the kid’s crying the whole time, why are you doing this to me, why are you doing this to me?
Daddy Brad: And you are holding them down.
Daddy Clyde: And for a couple of times. They know what is coming. You say, Okay, you going to go to the doctor’s office and the kid looks at you as if, are they going to give me a shot?
Daddy Brad: When you, yeah they are. But it is not going to hurt and you tell him that.
Daddy Clyde: You tell them.
Daddy Brad: No, I do not tell them.
Daddy Clyde: You thought I will say because the kid will go that, he is going to cry away. He is not going to get in that car seat. He is going to fight you to the death.
Daddy Brad: Yes, if they ask me, I tell them and here is what I do not know, when they say is it going to hurt, I say damn! That just going to hurt, because I do not want to tell who is not going to hurt.
Daddy Clyde: I say no, no son, you are going to take out your appendix. And he is cool with that, as long as he does not need a shot.
Daddy Brad: Yes but did you tell him if they ask you is it going to hurt? Your thumb is going to hurt?
Daddy Clyde: You know I equivocate. I try to avoid the subject. It is kind of like, look, a car, you know I mean I try to distract him a little bit, “Hey, how about a snack?” You know, anything.
Daddy Brad: So, you can throw it up because the pain is going to be so great when you get your shot?
Daddy Clyde: Yes, and there is nothing worse than that but then anticipatory, the crying, the horror that they get when the shot starts to come.
Daddy Brad: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. Here is the thing that really gets me. I remember shots when I was a kid, I got some shots and my doctor used to tell me, “Okay, wiggle your toes. Wiggle your toes.” They give me a shot in the ass and wiggle your toes. And you know, I am thinking how is wiggling my toes going to help this pain. It is not helping. Wiggle your toes, that was an anesthesia before the shots but.
Daddy Clyde: You only worse shot. Everything worse than shots that you get at the doctor’s office or when you get to the dentist’s office, that’s a whole lot of, that’s a whole that happe