I’ll take you back about twenty years when my so called problem started. Shots! As a kid I was petrified of shots. I even remember praying to sweet baby jesus when I was a kid to have my mother just forget my yearly checkup and just assume I had my appointment already. But for some reason sweet baby Jesus wanted me healthy. Geeshh…..how rude! I remember a time my sister and I had our doctor appointments together. When it was time for those pin-poking needles the doctor said, “Okay, let’s have the oldest go first so she can show her younger sister how it’s done.” Are you kidding me. What was that doctor thinking? Just because I was the oldest meant nothing about my ability to be strong. Even after twenty years, I am still deathly afraid of needles. I just might break out into a rash typing this.
Which brings you to why I am cursed by Japan. When we had Jilliann I knew I would NEVER be able to take her in for her routine vaccines. If my baby saw my face of terror, she would probably end up just like me. Petrified! Thank goodness for Leo. The strong all mighty. Nothing seems to petrify him. Since Jilliann has been born Leo has taken her in for every routine checkup that included vaccines except for one time. Leo was on deployment in Japan which meant I had to stand tall and be strong for my little Jilliann during her doctors appointment. If I remember correctly, I had to drink an entire bottle of wine that night just to clear those bad thoughts of a needle plunking through my little girls skin.
So this is where Japan comes in, again. Two months ago I made an appointment for Arianna’s routine checkup. Which of course, includes vaccines. A month ago Leo informed me he had to go to Japan for work during the month of September. And just my luck, he wouldn’t get back until the day after Arianna’s appointment. Let’s just say, Japan and I don’t get along at the moment.
I’m a nervous wreck this morning. I’m on my sixth cup coffee (wishing it was wine) and I’m totally freaking out. I hope the person who gives Arianna her vaccines today won’t be able to sleep tonight due the pain and suffering he’s about to put us through. Yes, us. Because I am more afraid than my baby.