When it comes to doctor's appointments where they have to get shots, I call in the reinforcements, aka, Aunt L. This is what she was doing with one boy while I sat with the other and the doctor discussing developmental milestones and health issues:
That's my boot and N's leg on the left as I talk to the doctor. He squirmed out of my arms and under the chair to retrieve a bulldozer. Aunt L. was zooming the trucks into the opposite wall (see the red and yellow trucks behind him?) to keep M occupied. They were happy as clams all naked and crawling on the tile with their trucks while we waited for her to show up - but don't worry, grandmas, I think the heat was set at 80 degrees - Aunt L and I were sweating by the end of this!
N weighed in at 25 lbs, 4oz, putting him in the 42nd percentile while my featherweight M made it up to 22 lbs, 12 oz, in the 12th percentile. Watching his figure, I guess. Doc says it's okay, though. Whew! They are a little on the short side right now: both are 31 inches, in the 15th percentile. I think they'll sprout, though. You won't be short forever, guys.
They were good as gold! Okay, M didn't cooperate with the physical exam and needed to be bribed with a pre-shot treat, but it paid off because N saw that his brother got one afterward and he complied with ease to get a dum-dum He's no dum-dum. He'll do anything for a treat!
|Did you say treat?|
But then I had to follow through with the shot treats, so Aunt L pulled a second stash out of her monster purse. And guess what? N was so good, that HE DIDN'T EVEN CRY! Even though he got poked TWICE! What a good boy!
M did cry, but just for a minute because Aunt L's fruity juice gummy treats magically appeared and suddenly all was forgiven. The fellas were so good (and we had time to spare before dinner) that we rewarded them with a trip to the library. See, even though I bribe them with candy, I do provide healthy rewards: the library! Do I seriously have the best kids in the world or what? What kids think the library is a reward? Mine, I'll tell you. Mine. Because there they have.....
Which sounds just like "cars" to M, his favorite thing in the world! This suckers are the best invention ever, just ask my boys:
We should do ads for the library or something. Guess what book M picked out? Thomas the Train! I actually think he loves trains more than cars right now.