Matt: What are you doing tomorrow morning at 10:30?This was a smart move. He knows for sure that "I'm busy then" is always my first excuse when it comes to flu shots. And I never suspected a thing. I thought maybe he was going to tell me he heard about something fun that was going on.
Me: I don't know. Let me check. Why, what's going on?
Matt: I just want to know.
Me: I don't have anything going on.Whaaa? How am I supposed to use my best excuse if you've already tricked me into saying I'm not busy!
Matt: Good. I've made flu shot appointments for then.
Me: WHAT! You tricked me! BETRAYED.Elliott jumped into my lap.
Elliott: [thinking] Mom has been betrayed. Now is the perfect time to jump in her lap to show solidarity. And also to receive pets.
Me: ELLIOTT AGREES THAT YOU HAVE BETRAYED ME.So this morning as we walked to the car, I came up with a bunch of other excuses. He laughed at me and drove us to Walgreens. I told the pharmacist lady that Matt had tricked me into coming. She laughed, but in a nice way. She had a cool cheetah ring that was as long as her whole index finger.
Matt told me that if I got my flu shot, Walgreens would be donating an immunization to a kid in third-world country. I hope that a kid actually benefits. I would be really disappointed if it was just a ploy to get people into the pharmacy, and if I got doubly tricked. I got the shot regardless. It didn't hurt that bad. That won't stop me from complaining about my arm hurting for at least 24 hours.
Then to make me love him again, Matt took me to Dairy Queen and we shared an Oreo Blizzard, and I told him that when I'm a sassy old lady* and he's in a wheelchair**, that I am going to tell him we're going to get flu shots, and then I will drive him to Dairy Queen instead and it'll just be too bad. Besides, hopefully by then they'll have cured diabetes, so then we won't have to get flu shots anymore.
Have you gotten a flu shot this year? Does anyone else hate shots as much as I do?
*I may have also told him that I will be sassy enough that no mere flu could take me down.
**He was the one who said he'd probably be in a wheelchair due to "old man bones." I told him he needs to drink more milk. Osteoporosis is no laughing matter.