Today is a HUGE day. It’s the first of many many many many many many (you get the idea) visits to the dentist for my kids. Hopefully all those many trips will consist of only check ups and teeth cleaning and no “vvvrreeeerrvv” of any drill will have to be heard.
Today I must put on my big girl panties, err, I mean my big MOMMY panties and act as cool as a cucumber and pretend like this trip to our dentist in Syracuse is the coolest thing to do. I have to act like I LIKE the dentist. Mama, get your acting skills flowin’! (FYI, me NO LIKEY the dentist…here’s why…watch the video…)
I called the dentists office to be sure that…
a) I can go back with the kids …check √
b) that they don’t use restraints should they cry…check √
For those that didn’t watch my Hula Shake Show where I talked about this, let me explain…the assistant at my own dentist office told me that the PEDIATRIC dentist I had made an appointment with doesn’t let parents go back with the kids and if the kids cry they will use restraints to keep them in the chair for the exam. This is a dentist that specializes in seeing KIDS…he’s a PEDIATRIC dentist. Buddy, I’d say you’ve got some learning and new training to do to make it a more pleasant experience for your clientele…KIDS.
So anyhow, that about scared the crap out of me and had me on the phone frantically dialing a friend asking for a new recommendation.
My very sweet friend who has lived here all her life gave me the number of a dentist that has Nemo all over his office and uses either a dinosaur or dragon puppet (I can’t remember which one) to help with the exams. And yes, most definitely I can go back with both kids, if I’d like. Although she said her son went without caring, it’s such a cool environment.
We shall see what today brings. I am tempted to bring along a video camera and try to vlogg it. Think the dentist will be into that? Probably not. And my kids might really not be into it. Maybe I can just get a little snippet for ya, before and after…to show that mama the kids, survived. Wish me luck!
Off to practice my best “This is fun!” look in the mirror.
To be continued…da da da duhhhhh