One of parenting's hardest moments are the ones where you have to hold your child tight while strangers repeatedly stab her in the thighs. You wonder if you'll ever earn back her trust.
Gwen didn't hold it against me and she recovered from her horrible "six poke" experience almost faster than our wonderful new Pediatrician could find a lollypop and a Dora The Explorer sticker. Maddy got a lollypop and sticker too even though she didn't have to earn it with her blood and tears.
Once home, Gwen took a long nap and woke up feeling pretty fragile. She'd look at her bandaids and lightly touch them while softly repeating "ouch" over and over again.
Maddy always wants whatever Gwen has but didn't seem to want the bandaids since she must know what they represent. In the picture here, Maddy is clutching her hat from the photo shoot this past weekend. She's not been without it for three days!