We had difficult child's camp/school physcal yesterday. He was pretty anxious about the finger prick, and getting the chicken pox and hep vaccines. (He has two more shots for 6th gr but I decided to split them because so many of the vaccines are already bundled and I think it's too much of an assault on the immune system.) Then he surprised both the dr and me by refusing to let the dr examine his genitals. The dr has to check for any hernia to okay the sports exam form, and also wanted to see any sexual devpt for puberty (a big yes on that one--he's practically got a mustache!). We both tried to talk difficult child into it but he wouldn't budge. On top of it, he was so stressed out and got me so anxious that he cajoled me into taking him to Toys R Us for an action figure. Am I dumb or what? The good news is that I got a scrip to have a blood draw for celiac's disease. Now, all I have to do is talk him into it ... looks like another action figure, eh? I spoke with-husband about the exam and he talked to difficult child. What I have to follow through on is to get husband to take difficult child back at in the next 3 wks and finish the exam. Since we have to go back for boosters anyway, we can do both in one appointment. These kids aren't easy, ya know?