Those dreaded Kindergarten shots….

Today was the day. Samuel, my four yr. old, will turn five next month.  Just before school begins again.  And he’s headed to kindergarten.  A bit on the young side, but on his four year checkup, the pediatrician said his size was that of an average six year old.  Needless to say, we don’t want him to be bigger than his teacher by second grade… so off he goes.

And he’s ready.  Well, now he is.  Today we made that dreaded trek to the doctor’s office for his vaccinations.  I held his hand through the parking lot; he didn’t appear to be apprehensive in the least bit.  You see, he attended the visit just last year when his sister received her kindergarten shots… and I thought he would remember how she cried.

But, he is his own little man.  And I told him that if he didn’t make a big deal out of the shots, then when we were all finished, I’d take him to get a treat.  He didn’t want ice cream or pop. No, he wanted candy.   While I wasn’t crazy about it, this was the exception.

Still, I thought he would at least cry.  Nope. That kid hardly flinched.  For one, his thigh muscles are like tree trunks, just like his daddy.  Secondly, he’s completely stubborn, just like… well, perhaps he received a double dose in that category. And so when it was over and the nurse left the room, he took his band aids off, promptly threw them in the trash can, and said, “That didn’t hurt. Are we done?”

Little turkey! And I was the one who had a mind battle the entire drive to the office.   So was it worth all the worry?  The fuss?  The battle of the mind? I think not.

Wouldn’t God be so proud of us if we just trusted His Word and when the fiery darts of the wicked are thrown at us, we held up the shield of faith and said, “That didn’t hurt.  Are we done?”

In other words: “God, I believe your Word and You are bigger than this issue.”

I love Phil. 4:6&7:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We have His Promise!

What are you anxious over? Have you prayed about it?

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  1. what a little tough guy you got there. my daughter is also going into kinder and had to get 5 shots. oh man! it was awful, she cried and declared she was NO longer going to kindergarten. she was done. i tried bribing her with ice cream, cupcakes from the cupcake shop, etc…she wanted nothing. I wonder what she is gonna think when I have to go to the doctors for my TB shot so I can work in her classroom. I might have to leave her home.

    1. That sounds like my daughter last year! You can imagine how much I was dreading her brother’s shots! 😉

  2. Love it! Great little example for us all! I can see that little smirk on his face as he said it too 🙂

  3. Samantha Turner says:

    Rachel- Your blogs are always so inspiring when I need them the most. Being home with these newborn twins I have found myself anxious over many things,most of which I have attributed to being a new mom and having little sleep. But I need to stop and to give it to God and find peace in knowing he would never give me more than I could handle, and like you said He is bigger than this issue. Thanks again for your inspiration!!

    1. Sam: Can’t say I’ve been there because twins is one child form I haven’t had…;) ( though my younger brother and sister are twins, does that count?) But I do know God gave them to you because you are the perfect mom, chosen specifically for them! Sleep deprivation is tough, but you are completely right about giving it all to Him! So glad you stopped by the blog.

  4. Randy Wilcox says:

    Hi. I’m Paula Wilcox’s husband from your Thursday evening group. Reading your blog made me think of 2 Samuel 23:8-39, David’s Mighty Men. You have a tough little man, too! Prayerfully, he will grow up to be bold in the Lord, mighty in deeds and voice.

    Blessings to you
    Randy Wilcox

    1. Randy: What a great reminder! I think I will incorporate that into my prayer time for the boys. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing Paula with us girls on Thursdays.

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