I ended up taking all three kids with me. For some reason, I thought that it would be good for Little A to watch the other two kids get their teeth cleaned, as practice for the future. I was terribly wrong. Somehow I managed to forget that Little A has been to the doctor one too many times this past month for ear infections, a chicken pox vaccine reaction, etc. She HATES the doctor's office now, so she took one look at the dental exam room with the bright lights, the scrubs, and the chair, and she started bawling. I felt so bad for her and at the same time I wasn't exactly sure how they were going to clean my teeth. I felt so ridiculous for thinking I could handle all three kids by myself at the dentist. Just as I was about to reschedule my appointment, this awesome receptionist took Little A and held her and played with her while I got my teeth cleaned. Meanwhile, another hygienist got started on the kids and before I knew it, we were ready to leave and everyone was happy. W-man did an awesome job, much to my surprise considering the way our day got started. He loved the experience and has already been asking when we get to go back. WHAT? How did that happen?
Here are a few pictures of Will's first dentist appointment. He even told the hygienist, "thank you", each time she rinsed out his mouth. I was in shock, but very thankful that everything turned out okay. All three of the kids got to take home toys from the office and they each got their own new toothbrush. Clean and sparkly smiles made for a nice drive back home. :):).
|"I'm a big boy, Momma"|
|He is looking a little skeptical in this picture. They also had to keep reminding him to open his mouth.|
Thanks for reading one of our "Family Fun Friday" adventures. I will conclude with a quote from, The Tooth Book, by Dr. Seuss....."...Never bite your dentist when he works inside your head. Your dentist is your teeth's best friend, bite carrot sticks instead.".
I am off to enjoy this Friday with my children. Happy Friday and happy weekend to you all!!