That's what I faced with Emily today. She was very brave. She breezed through vision and hearing tests. She giggled through the physical exam and had a blast turning the tables on the doctor as she checked his blood pressure and heartbeat. Once all that was done, it was time for the dreaded shots. First, one in each leg. She flinched, but didn't cry. Then, one in the arm and the tears started flowing. Tears continued through the final shot in the other arm. After a couple minutes of hugging and promises that there weren't anymore (today at least), she settled down.
Knowing what the appointment would include, I had promised Emily a trip to Target afterwards to spend her remaining birthday gift card. Know what toy she chose?? A DOCTOR'S KIT!!!! How ironic is that?!?! Despite the shots, she had so much fun "playing doctor" with the real doctor, that she wanted to get a kit so she could come home and doctor her stuffed animals "just like Doc McStuffins!" I guess there's not much in life that isn't made better by a bag of Target popcorn, an icee, and a little shopping!
Love this little princess so very much!!!