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Injection Reflection

I never fail to be amazed at the difference in Asher and Ellery’s personality.  Same Mummy and Daddy, same house, generally same upbringing, pretty much same of most things.   Goes to show there’s a lot to the nature argument!  Proponents of the nurture-only argument…you are so wrong.

Today I brought the boys for their jabs.  Ellery took his with no whimpering whatsoever.  He just looked at the needle, flinched a little, and then carried on chatting and playing with a rubberband he picked up from the doctor’s table.

Asher, on the other hand, kept going on and on about how he didn’t want to get a jab.  Then flinched and wailed even before the doctor stuck the needle in, yelled out loud when the needle was put in, and cried inconsolably for a good 5 minutes after that.

Meanwhile, Ellery just looked at him and gave him a hug – “hug kor kor”, then followed me out of the clinic on his own while I carried Asher.  This is quite rare.  Usually Ellery’s clamouring to be carried.  But I guess part of him knew Asher needed the cuddling.

This is them 5 minutes after we left the doctor’s office and were still waiting for the bill:

Still playing with a rubberband he picked up in the clinic

Still clinging on to me after calming down

Postnote:  It’s now a few hours after.  He happily came up to me and said, “It’s not painful anymore, Mummy!” and showed me the plaster he had peeled off his leg.

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