I took 4 kids to the dentist today. Can I get an applause, please?
Laura did not accompany us this time.
Although we have an awesome pediatric dentist...Laura is one tough patient.
So, we're trying the "mobile dentistry team" that goes right to her school and works with the kids there. That means I don't have to hold the poor thing down while they clean and floss her teeth...while she flips her head from side to side, screams, tries to thrash her arms and legs, and, yes, bites the hygenist.
Yes...all that from my sweet, happy, quiet, content, little Laura.
But, I digress. Back to today...
Jacob was planning to have two teeth pulled. Luckily, his adult teeth have moved into proper position over the past 6 months, and the baby teeth didn't need to come out after all.
He was a little disappointed that he wasn't going home with two teeth (= money) and a chocolate shake.
I was happy to not have to pay for 2 extractions...oh, right...and that he didn't have to go through the ordeal of having teeth pulled. :)
More good news...
No cavities...well, except Miss Jenna since this is probably the first time she's ever seen a dentist.
But only 3 little ones, and those will be filled later with the help of "happy gas."
Maybe I can get some, too.
She didn't like getting her teeth cleaned.
Poor thing doesn't like the taste of regular toothpaste, let alone the gunk that "tastes like bubblegum." Sure it does.
And really...who enjoys the metal pick jamming its way into your teeth and gums?
I thought not.
So, she feels like most of the world does about visits to the dentist.
Sorry, dental team. We really are thankful for you!
And the kids do love all the fun treats that you give them, and that they can play gameboys while they wait for you...and during the cleaning if they're really slick about it!
And I especially love you because you ask ME if they can EACH have a balloon.
4 kids + 4 balloons in one van = mayhem!
We had a calm ride home...and a stop at BK for a treat!