Not only was there no line at the pharmacy, but my kids were quite content. So I quickly decided to take advantage of the situation and also get my flu shot. No point coming back to the pharmacy on a day when I would surely have to wait in line while also trying to calm one or two energetic kids.
I was surprised by how curious my kids were about my flu shot. Both watched as the pharmacist came out, wiped a section of my arm, and gave me the shot. I'm sure they were also watching my reaction.
I doubt this experience will make their flu shots hurt any less this year. But I hope it helps our son remember that we all, parents and kids, have to deal with unpleasant experiences. And sometimes it's best to just deal with them and move on.