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When Your Kids Do Better at the Doctor's Office Than You Do


Both of the kids had doctor's appointments today. No one is sick, just the standard annual checkup (well, Sloane isn't quite annual yet, but she's getting there). Usually, no matter how the appointment goes, I would say that the kids rocked it -because they're always doing their best. But they seriously rocked it (like really hard) this time.

Sloane wasn't even phased when they weighed and measured her. I'm pretty sure that scale was her favorite part of the whole visit. And it's not a huge surprise, but Sloane is in the 90th percentile for height. It's not much of a shock because she's only 17 months but is wearing Fox's footie pajamas from when he was two and a half. Girl is tall. Also, let it be known that they are two years apart, but only eight pounds apart. But even more important, they are both healthy and doing great:) Fox just has a little rash on his chin from licking his lips too much (the pics above were taken before it developed). Has anyone else's kids had this? Any tips on getting him to quit?

The best part of the appointment though, was when the kids got their shots. Yes, you heard me right. We had Fox go first and he wasn't nervous at all (mostly because I bribed him with Christmas cookies). He was a little sad right after getting the shots, but perked up quickly once he saw the doctor's stickers:) Then, as Sloane was getting positioned to get her shots, Fox fed her all kinds of comforting words about how it would be ok and wouldn't even hurt very bad:) It was the sweetest thing ever. It's basically the whole reason I decided to write about their appointment at all.

I swear, I've done worse at doctor appointments as an adult than these two did today. And what a huge blessing that was. I don't know about you, but I tend to get really nervous/anxious at my kid's doctor appointments, so this was just such a great relief -you never want to see your kids in pain or uncomfortable or scared. I know doctor visits won't always go this way (especially the ones when they are scheduled together), so I want to recognize the ones that do, and remember them. It's the season for counting blessings, and today this was one.

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