Last week, Ari sat beside me as I edited photos from a family outing. He was fascinated by cropping. He has been taking poorly framed photos ever since just so he can crop them!
This morning, Ari accompanied Isabelle to her bi-weekly allergy shot appointment. There wasn’t an additional chair for him to sit on so he asked if he could take photos.
“Are you going to take a shot of the shot?”
“Mmm-hmm,” he replied.
I handed over my phone and implored him to stay out of the nurse’s way. He found a vantage point he liked across the room from Isabelle.
What I noticed this evening — 12 hours after this photo was snapped — was the way Isabelle was bracing for the needle to plunge into her skin.
Fists are clenched.
Ams are stiff.
Eyes are closed.
Isabelle has become braver since she started getting allergy shots in August 2021. She complains about the itchiness afterwards, but she no longer balks about the needles. I didn’t realize, until Ari took a shot of the shot, how unpleasant these shots must still be for her.