Getting in the car after getting her flu shot….
Me: Wow Kiki I am so impressed with how brave you were You didn’t cry or anything. I didn’t even hear you say “ow”.
Kiki: I did say “ow”. I just whispered it.
Me: Oh, well I didn’t even hear it. You were super brave.
Kiki: You know what I’ve decided Mommy?
Me: What’s that baby girl?
Kiki: I don’t like needles.
Me: Yeah, I hear ya on that one.
Kiki: I don’t like the part when they, you know, poke into your skin.
Me: Well, yeah. That part isn’t very fun. But at least it only hurts for a second.
Kiki: Yeah, but I think next year I just won’t get a flu shot because I didn’t really like it.
Me: Well I know you didn’t really like it. But a flu shot is good to get because although it hurts for a second, it helps to keep you from getting the flu.
Kiki: What’s the flu again?
Me: The flu is a sickness that makes you feel really bad. It makes you really tired, makes your tummy hurt, and basically just makes you feel really icky.
Kiki: Well I’m still not going to get the flu shot again. I’ll just make sure I don’t get the flu.
Sounds like a sensible plan.