This video has been making the rounds lately online and is pretty freakin' hilarious:
I have some experience with the sedative that the dentist must've given this kid from the video (who, his dad explains on YouTube, was still under the effects of a sedative from the removal of a tooth). My son CC is deathly afraid of needles, so after his last shots at 5 I was so relieved that he wouldn't need another one until he was a teenager.... and then I was informed at his 9 year check up that he would need to get a chicken pox booster. Uh-oh. He's a lot bigger and stronger these days, so I had no idea how we could do it without a huge freak-out.
I asked the doctor what we could do to help CC relax for the shot, like if there was such a thing as "kid valium" and he prescribed this liquid medicine to take right before we came in to the office. I was under the impression that CC would fall asleep and that would be that, instead I got an extended preview of what CC will act like when he get fall-down drunk for the first time!
The doc was running late, so for the half an hour that we waited for him CC danced, sang and shook his wild thing all over that office.
At one point, he started twisting his legs behind his head into an, ahem, extremely uncomfortable and slightly obscene position. I was like, "CC! Please stop that!" And he replied, "What? I'm just smelling my wiener!" I gotta say, even his little 9 year old wild child self would be appalled by that!
The bizarre behavior continued until the shots were administered. He still cried like a baby, but only for 5 minutes instead of the usual 25, so I thought the drug worked like a charm. A drunken sailor charm, but a charm, nonetheless.