1.23.2008

6 months... ALREADY?!

We took Landon to get his 6 month shots yesterday. I was raised by a pack of wild wolves so I never got any shots as a kid, not to mention the only one in class not allowed to do the fluoride at school. As a kid, other than being jealous of the kids who did get to "swish", I didn't think twice about it. My father (the chiropractor) opted not to have us immunized. For some reason I do remember getting a booster shot as a child, but only because our doctor's name was Dr. BUNzal, and as kids we thought that was pretty funny. Anyway in my own opinion, I don't think immunizations are necessary. I actually don't know anything about them. My opinion is based on no fact other than I was never sick as a child and can count on 2 fingers the times I've been sick as an adult. Why then do I subject my kid to these shots? For one, my husband does believe in them. And secondly, I'm too passive to try and fight him or the school systems about it. So at two, four, and now six months Landon has been a trooper only crying for a second while being jabbed over and over with sharp needles. As for me, I will probably rot with mumps and polio, but for now I'll take that chance.

6 comments:

Em said...

I remember having to "pass" on the flouride days at school too. I think with immunizations, either way you would feel like a horrible parent if something bad happened. Either the kid gets some horrid disease because you didn't immunize, or he has some weird reaction because you did. So, we have just followed the crowd and gotten the shots for our kids - much to father's dismay.

Dick said...

fluoride is evil, why would we want our teeth to be stronger and less prone to get cavities?

Posey Cowart said...

Why have I been your friend pretty much your whole life and I didn't know that you never got immunized! That is pretty funny! I think that the world was a lot safer when we were kids! Now days you just HAVE to do it. I totally agree with emma lee! for some reason the shots get harder as the kid gets older! It just gets sadder and sadder! (is sadder a word?)

Brittney said...

Ya my kids havent had their shots yet. I am too scared that something will happen to them. I have heard too many stories. But I am glad you are brave to do it. And I love your blog journal! I want one now. I am glad you showed what it looks like.

Shawn, Hayley & Jack said...

I feel the same way about immunizations. I'm always so nervous about getting them. The first time I got them Jack screamed for 3 hours after, But since then we haven't had
any issues. I also watched the Opera with Jenny McCarthy. She says that her son developed autism after he got his immunizations, so the I was really freaked out. But oh well so far so good.

Bethany'sBazodi said...

DR. BUNZZZZZZel. I do remember. I also remember the time i was getting ready to go to Peru and had to get 30 shots in one arm at the same time because I had never got any when i was little. Also you never told me your moving to AZ. I want to go home.