My Baby is Getting Her ShotsMonday, March 06, 2006
Well, today is the day my darling, innocent daughter goes under the needle for the third time. It's one of the most difficult moments of my life as mom to bear witness to the pain caused by something that is supposed to be healthy for my little girl. I understand the negative ramifications of choosing not to have my daughter be immunized but there are times when I wonder if it would be best to take a chance by waiting until absolutely necessary (ie. when I have to enroll my daughter in school). As a teacher, I could not help but be a little shocked when parents would bring their kids to school to be enrolled without being fully immunized.
Now, however, I have a better understanding of the pros and cons of immunizing my tiny baby and can't help but cringe everytime I take her into the doctor's office to immunize her from illnesses that I've read about in history books.