Last week was a teeth week for the Thteeds. Each of us, except for Large S, visited the dentist.
But the Large S's first two teeth became visible last week--so it really was all about the teeth last week.
Hooray for teeth!
It was the Big O's first visit ever. And it did not go well. He didn't even want to get in the dentist chair and go up and down! I had to wrestle him into my lap while I sat on it--not fun. He wouldn't even look at the hygienist. He hid his face in his shoulder. She was trying so hard too, it was embarrassing for me. She was talking in silly voices, making balloon people out of the latex gloves, being generally goofy, all effort to get Big O to be comfortable and let her count his teeth. She did a great job and clearly is experienced with children, so it must work with some kids, just not mine. It was so frustrating because he has been to the office a few times before this, just to get comfortable with the whole place. We had even spent a lot of time talking about this visit, he even wore his dinosaur shirt especially so the dentist could count the T-Rex's teeth too. He knew what was going to happen and even seemed excited by it but as soon as they wanted to count his teeth, he wanted nothing to do with them. Argh.
I scheduled another appointment for him in October but I am thinking about canceling it since I think it will turn out pretty much just like this one did and frankly, I don't want to waste my money again.
Theric and I however, we were very well behaved for the dentist. We sat right in the chair and did what we were told, even without latex-glove dinosaurs. We opened wide and moved our tongues and let the spit sucker suck our spit.
They even gave us presents for being good--he got a toothbrush and I got melon-flavored tooth rub.
Money well spent.