Black Dad Spotlight: Father gets fake shots to ease daughter’s nerves
Sitting behind his daughter on the doctor table, a father received a couple of fake shots so that the 4-year-old could brave the real deal.
In a sweet video posted to Instagram earlier this month, Caleb Smith’s tactic worked to ease any anxiety his daughter Codi may have had upon getting two shots.
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The nurse in the video first wiped Smith’s arm and pretended stick him. He instructed his young daughter to look away from the injection and made an amusing, high-pitched noise as he got the fake shot.
“This ain’t nothing,” he said. “Man, that thing hurt a little bit.”
When it was Codi’s turn, she mimicked Smith’s noise and took the real shots like a champion — no tears after either one.
When it was over, mom Tana Smith, who was recording, praised her for doing a great job.
The sweet moment ended with Caleb Smith encouraging Codi to flex.