I have finally stumbled upon a sure-fire way to get my boys to be pleasantly complacent. The secret is to have them run soccer drills for three solid hours at camp every morning. The key is that the temperature must stay in the mid-90 range and 100% humidity is a great bonus.
My boys were so wiped after their soccer camp that they were absolute angels when I dragged them along to my allergy shot. I’ve never seen anything like it. They sat still (and quietly!) in the waiting area. They were so subdued that I even let them remain seated while I went back for my shot. As I checked my account balance behind the waiting room doors, the calm was so pervasive, I worried that the boys might have slipped into an unconscious state. When I walked out to get them they were still sitting nicely. Just sitting there. Imagine!
Next week, swim lessons. I hope their instructors train them like Olympians!