The Duck Song #YouAreMySunshine

By | February 1, 2014


This week’s little “You Are My Sunshine” comes from a discussion I was having with D about her next injection, due on Monday.

She understandably finds them stressful and painful and I can’t “sugar coat” it and tell her it won’t hurt, because it will.

We were remembering when she had her first injection, in the treatment room at the hospital. D was extremely nervous and the three nurses and I were thinking of ways to calm her a bit and distract her.

One of the nurses asked her what songs she liked and D answered The Duck Song (click here for the video) and we all started singing it, staff, D and I. It was a nice distraction from why we were there and it relaxed D enough to comply (ish) with what was about to happen.

We sometimes sing that song on the school run too and it always makes D smile.


Hopefully the song will work its happy magic on Monday again.

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Redpeffer on 1st February 2014 at 11:08 am.

Never nice are they injections, even as an adult. What a lovely way to make it a little easier and I hope it helps again on Monday 🙂


Jeannette on 2nd February 2014 at 2:37 pm.

Thanks Iona, me too. They’re monthly for the next two years so I’m hoping anything works to make it less stressful for D 🙂


Jocelyn (@ihavecards) on 1st February 2014 at 11:40 am.

Ah, that is a nice song and distraction. Hope it goes well next week x


Jeannette on 2nd February 2014 at 2:37 pm.

Thanks J, me too 🙂


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