Thursday, November 5, 2009

Swine Flu

Last night was crazy! I took the children to the local high school for the FREE swine flu vaccine. We arrived at 5:15pm and got in line. There were at least 300 people visible outside the building and as I debated whether to stand in line, I reminded myself of the headlines (kids dying from Swine Flu) and made the executive decision that waiting a few minutes was a small price to pay for assurance that my children would not become inflicted with the disease! So we wait. The line moved rather steadily and as we progress closer to the door, I kept saying, "Just a few more minutes", over and over again. Tyler kept saying, "I would rather have the Swine Flu than stand in line." Matthew kept saying, "I am so hungry", and Jack just whined, a lot!
Finally we are in the doors, and the line continues down the entire hallway... my initial assessment of 300 was increased to at least 800 people waiting... We had already been there for 30 minutes, I figured, what's another 30! Down that hallway we go and around the corner to what everyone assumed was the entrance to the shot distribution area and instead another line!!! It became quickly evident that I had GROSSLY underestimated just how many people were there for the exact same reason!
After it was said and done, we were out of snacks, out of gum, out of patience and then in tears over the pain of a shot!! Was it worth it??? I can't say for sure.
Jack woke up with a fever of 101 this morning... Is he already sick with it???

So I ask myself, was 2 hours of waiting with cranky, tired and irritated kids worth the possibility of not getting the Swine Flu??? Well, that remains to be seen!!!

1 comment:

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