I immunize my kids begrudgingly. I say "begrudgingly" because I can see the pros and cons of both sides. My hippie mom didn't immunize me until I entered college and I survived. However, for some reason, I just feel like it's the right thing for my family. So,I give my kids alll the immunizations except for one -
Because it sounds stupid.
No, I have not done any research. Yes, I realize that my reasoning is idiotic. It's just that every time the doctor asks me if I want to give one of my kids the chicken pox shot, I think about when I had the chicken pox. What's so bad about having the chicken pox? It was a rite of passage! I got to stay home from school for a week and watch television. Awesome childhood memories.
While we were in D.C. last week, my sister-in-law, Else, who was watching Charlie, called to tell me that she thought her daughter had chicken pox. "Really?" I said, "Oh, I hope you're right. That would be great!" Unfortunately, she didn't have the chicken pox, which is a real bummer because now I'm worried my kids might get it as adults and die from it. Then I am going to feel really bad about writing this post.