So, today was to be the Tumbleweed's five year check-up, complete with the remaining two shots required for her to go to school in the fall. She was fully aware of this, and therefore had been promised a trip to Toys R Us following the appointment to purchase a toy that she had been saving her money for (which she had done) if she behaved at the doctor.
So imagine my surprise when she had a rash all over her when we got there. Feeling like a completely awful mother, I confessed that I had not noticed the rash because she had dressed herself this morning. The doctor took one look at it and said, "it looks like strep." Strep? She is acting fine. But 10 minutes later, we had the results back that she had strep. So that meant no shots for a couple more weeks (she liked that idea), but no school (she didn't like that at all).
But that left me with a dilemma. She behaved well at the doctor, but didn't get shots. Should she get her reward? Well, she did get the reward - a Barbie and the Mermaid Tale "Merliah" doll. I guess I am going to have to come up with something else for the day we go back for the shots.
6 months ago