Want to know the secret to having so much fun at the dentist?
With three young boys, the neighborhood pool opening is HIGH DRAMA!
With three young boys, the dentist gets an extra week at Martha’s Vineyard on our family, (I am not kidding.)
Peter has figured out that swim goggles and a bathing suit are perfect attire for a teeth cleaning, (especially when you want to go straight to the pool when your done.)
The office staff, wherever we go, tends to chuckle the whole time we are in the building.
I snapped a picture to send to my husband at work because he should take some responsibility for our kids weird genes. Then I snapped a picture of me getting a root canal, and sent it to my girlfriends because it is just funny that they left me there like that.
Ok, so the weird genes may be all me. Let’s hope the kids get the “smart doctor” genes from my husband and “grammar” genes, OH…and the “hard teeth” genes from him as well. I am kind of glad they got the weird gene from me. I would hate for them to go marching off a cliff while following the lemmings.
The office staff knows me and my brood are not lemmings. My boys aren’t even afraid of the dentist. I have girlfriends that schedule their kids appointments at the same time as my boys so their kids can see them go back alone and brave. That, they did NOT get from me. Shhhhh don’t tell them my mom had to give me a sedative prior to my dentist appointments. So much of how our kids behave is how we have taught them to perceive the world.
Are your kids afraid of the dentist? Do you talk openly about how much you hate to go and perhaps they caught on? Do you go back to the dentist with your kids? If anyone with young ones is interested I can give you a few tips we have done and it has made my boys a dream when going off to our dentists office. Seriously, the big boys had to have teeth pulled and they went back alone and were fine. I am always shocked when a parenting plan works! 😉