Friday, November 2, 2007

Teach the world to sing in perfect harmony

I am about to take the boys to the doctor. It is the 9 month appointment for the wee one and they both need flu shots (or jabs as dad says- freaky Brit)
Jabs suck for Finn.
He starts flirting with anxiety the night before he knows we are due to go the the doctor-like last night when he briefed me on the evils of a needle and how buzz light year has enough power to resist the flu and snow. Apparently the snow is the source of flu? So, he tells me how he will be fine without one and I just shake my head and then it comes out of my mouth like it always does
"We will have Coke afterwards"

My children eat very well and do not have soda. They do not have processed foods. They are Stonyfield farm poster children and love veggies. Yet, sometimes I cave and let Finn have a coke when we get shots or something traumatic like that. When Finn was very small and asked for soda- we told him it was cow pee and he stayed away, but then one time he snagged my can and tasted the liquid crack and ever since it is more precious than candy. He has had about 4 cokes in his life and he can wax poetic on each frozen moment in time. He might grow up to be like me. A beverage whore. I will try and work on this.

Today I will bring a red can of the cold stuff and when we walk out to the parking lot to leave, when the tears are flowing and we all feel bad, I will crack the can and we will chug Coke together. The sun will be shining and it will be like a coke commercial from the 70's. I know it's wrong, but I can't wait.


vincent said...

Well, Stephanie and I have both gotten our flu shots. Sienna is not REAL keen on the idea. With her just starting preschool I feel it is a good idea, but right now she has strep throat, so it will have to wait a bit. I don't know what I will bribe her with. Probably her favorite... Sixlets!!! :)

susiej said...

That is a delicious post. I love the idea of seeing him read that about 50 years from now, and thinking, my Mom was so cool.

Patois said...

What a sweet mother you are. And of course he can tell the details of the few times he had Coke. You're right. It is crack.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a regular to read your site. So I don't know if your child has a immune problem. But please don't take your child for a flu shot if he doesn't have any problems. Please reserch flu shots. But if I'm wrong about your child I'm sorry. I am just so sick of the media playing people for a fool to get money for drug comps. Children only need the shot if they have an immunity problem so for adults. If you give it to a child who has no problems they will not be able to build imunity on thier own and you have to give them the shot every year. I hear from too many parents who didn't know this untill after the fact


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