I was lucky as a kid that I never had to have my tonsils out. I wanted to miss those weeks of school and just be able to have yogurt and ice cream and milkshakes. Sure, I had tubes put in my ears, but that's different, and no matter what they say, the shots feel nothing like mosquito bites.
Though kids are lucky if they're under 18 and just had or are going to have a tonsillectomy. See, Dreyer's has a free mail in coupon for a tonsillectomy kit. Yes, its a mail-in form, but its because they need the doctor's signature on it, just to make sure you're legit. But the coupon for the free box of fruit bars, coloring book, crayons, and keychain/wristband in the pack make it well worth it to the sick little one. I mean, its mail for them, and they're sick, what could be better?
Their tonsils back so they could do it again next year, maybe?