Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hazel's Health Department Visit

I feel like a lot happened today.  My kids just get more and more funny each passing day. I need to record it because I will not remember it next week.

First, today we took my in-laws to the airport to catch their plane for Florida. On the same day that it snowed 5 inches. Guess who took a fall before we even left the driveway. Yes. Me. Luckily I wasn't carrying any toddlers. So my left shoulder and hip are a little sore from getting personal with the driveway. After we dropped Grammy and Papa off, we needed to go get Hazel's shots. We missed our 15 month shots due to moving from OK to MO and the insurance mess that ensued. So we are finally insured in Missouri and went to get the shots at the local health department.  Our appointment was at 10 am, but we were done at the airport at 8:30, so I called and asked if we could come early.

We arrived and got checked in.  The first thing I noticed where on all her forms they had printed "William Hazel L Howard.  Do not even ask me where they got the William from. Maybe it was on the document they edited to make Hazel's name sticker? I had to have them change it. We got into the room and they started going over Hazel's shots that she needed (5) which I already knew. My motto::Just get them over with. Then they talked me into getting her a flu shot as well.  Then they explained Miles and I needed flu shots and could get them today, aka, right then.  Now in the car I had told Miles he wasn't getting any shots. So while I tried to decide how to break it to the two year old with the memory of steel, I filled out more paper work for Miles and I.

I got my shot first as an example.  They chose my right arm, to insure I had both arms sore.  Because, it's not like I carry around two 20lb toddlers every day. Next, Miles got to get his 'flu mist'.  While they were trying to instruct my two year old how to 'sniff' they asked what his favorite food is.  He said, very confidently,  'Sushi'. So then I had two nurses saying. 'sniff like you are smelling sushi' over and over. It felt as ridiculous as it sounds.

Next Hazel got her plethora of shots. They were nice enough to spread them out between all four of her appendages. She was so angry that they were holding her down, she didn't even cry.  After I got her clothes back on her and sat her up she told the nurses 'thank you'.  They weren't sure what to make of that.

Lastly, the nurses decided to give my children stickers. I picked out a Doc McStuffins one for Hazel and Miles picked out a weird cartoon-y looking owl. The nurse asked him where he would like it. he held his fist out and said 'knuckles please'.  They looked puzzled and asked where he learned that word.  I told them, we call body parts by their names. They didn't ask any more questions.

Then we went to Gramma's to sled. *See photos*

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