The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 23 June 2006]

The little stoic

Took Andrea to the pediatrician today for a wellness visit and her final set of vaccinations until she turns twelve. We talked in the car going there about how she was going to be brave and not cry when she got the shots, and she made me unutterably proud by delivering on her promise.

There were three vaccinations, all given in the thighs, and she sat down and took them one after other. You could tell from her grimacing that it hurt (well, the grimacing and the sight of the needle puncturing her flesh) but no crying or screaming, just relief after it was done. The nurse administering the shots was completely stunned.

She weighs 47 pounds and is 43 and a half inches tall, thus keeping her in the 90th percentile for her age group. And she’s definitely in the 90th percentile for stoicism.

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