Little M had his blood drawn today as part of his routine 2-yr old check (except he had his check-up 2 months ago). As I have already experienced this with the twins when they were 1 yr old and with Big M when he was 5, I knew this would not be easy.
The tech instructed me to keep his legs between mine to restrain them, to wrap my right arm around his right arm with my right and left hand holding his left arm. We both knew there would be screaming and fighting. I tried to make Little M look away, but he only did so momentarily. He then watched the needle go in, and to my surprise he didn't even flinch. There was no crying. The tech and I were both impressed.
My 2 yr old is braver than all of us.