Today was our first of several visits to the dentist for tooth repair. Treasure had some sealant put on her adult teeth. She went first. Easy peasy. Although during her procedure there was a boy beside her who was getting a tooth pulled. The other kids seemed oblivious but it totally freaked me out. I texted Jim in a panic. He said "Tell them they're all together and it's going to be ok." I didn't say anything to the kids because they didn't notice what was happening, but, really, I didn't have to say anything. They were all very encouraging and supportive of each other.
Joy and Asked got to go together and both got laughing gas Joy was super emotional and whimpered quite a bit until the end when she started humming the Pink song "So What" and finally seemed relaxed. But she listened well and when the dentist said to stop doing whatever she was doing, she immediately stopped. I stayed with her most of the time because Asked really seemed to respond, shall we say, positively to the laughing gas. He talked even more non stop than usual. His best comment was "I was born with ninja skills." He was cracking the hygntist up. And THANK GOD for Treasure who stayed with him without flinching or complaing. I'm so blessed!
|Joy getting the 'laughing air' as they called it at the dentist. I took the camera and a few times she asked me to take a picture of what was going on so I could show her. She likes to know what's happening. I think next time will be less stressful for her because she knows what to expect.|
|They give the kids sunglasses to wear so the big light isn't so bright. The kids all love that.|
Joy has one more appointment and Asked will have two to finish all the work that needs to be done. Today, their good behavior and bravery was rewarded with milkshakes and new games to play on their DS's. And Asked was told that the Tooth fairy is extra kind to kids who loose their teeth at the dentist. He lost 2 and so I think he will find the regular $1 a tooth and perhaps a little something extra under his pillow in the morning.