Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kindergarten Check-up

Today was the long-awaited kindergarten check-up for Jared and Kamryn. They've been talking about it for weeks and weeks. Their friends turned 5 long before they did so they heard all about going to the doctor and getting SHOTS!

Jared and Kamryn were both very good patients and the nurse and the doctor were both very impressed with how smart they are.

I'll had to add to this post tomorrow about their stats. The nurse had to fill out all the paperwork after we left and I still need to go back and pick it up.

Kamryn passed the eye test and has 20/20 vision. The nurse was impressed that she could do the eye chart with all the letters instead of the shapes.

Jared really struggled with the eye test and eventually "failed." It was hard to not help him on it. He's 20/40 in one eye and 20/50 in the other. Now we need to take him to a pediatric opthomologist and have a real eye exam. I would really struggle with the idea of him starting to wear glasses at such a young age if I hadn't already been through this once with Brooke. It could still be that he just was nervous during the test but I have a feeling that he's going to be the youngest in our family to get glasses.

The kids were so funny when the doctor was asking them questions. Kamryn's favorite food is ice cream and Jared told the doctor his favorite food is fruit by the foot. He's certainly wondering what I feed my children. When he was talking to them about strangers he asked them if you talk to strangers and they both said YES!

Then came time for the SHOTS! The nurse was amazingly fast with them. They each got 4 shots in their legs. Kamryn went first and didn't cry at all! I was shocked!! Then Jared went and he didn't cry at all either! They were both SO BRAVE and I was so proud of them.


Stephanie said...

They are adorable :) They are more brave than I am when I get shots!! I always pass out.

The Martin Family said...

Liv screamed her guts out. I am very impressed with your kids. They really are brave. Can you believe they are going to Kindergarten?? AHHH.

Susan Byers said...

I guess the long build up for the shots worked. Too bad about Jared's eye exam!

Janice said...

It looks like we take our kids to the same pediatricians office. My oldest failed too and started wearing glasses in Kindergarten.