Wednesday, October 21, 2009
According to the philosophy, yin and yang are complementary opposites within a greater whole. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, which constantly interact, never existing in absolute stasis. This is so true when it comes to my two beautiful children. Boy/girl, brown eyes/blue, sensitive/aggressive, lean/husky. Today was a prime example of the differences. I made an appointment for Owen to get a flu shot. I have had to talk about him getting this for a few days now. Every time he breaks down crying. So when we were walking into the Dr. office, I explained to him that if he was a "Big Boy" we would go straight to Target and he could pick out a toy. The nurse asked us if he would rather get the flu mist in the nose. After a little thought, Owen decided that would be better. I had to pick him up and sit him on the table. He started crying before she even picked up the sprayer. Then he hid his nose behind his knees and hands. We managed to spray it up one side of his nose, but he pulled away just as she was spraying the other side causing the medicine to end up on his cheek. Oh well! Then I inquired as to when Allie could get hers. The nurse said now if we had the time. Allie had been sitting quietly watching the scene described above. I asked Allie and she said, "YEAH!" and jumped off the chair and up on the table. NO TEARS! NO SCREAMS! NO WIGGLES! The nurse came back, sprayed up both sides of her nose. Allie smiled and said, "That kind-of tickled. Can I get a toy?" So we went to Target, Allie picked out a Dora dress-up outfit and Owen had to learn a lesson. Maybe next time, Owen will get to pick out a toy.