Today was dentist appointment day. Today also happened to be the ‘I am not going to acknowledge a thing that you say day’ and ‘I am going to teach my little sister everything I can to enlist her into my terrorist cell’.
Those days where you know if you’re going to shower those adorable little people are going to destroy all the things.
So. I didn’t shower and off we went to the dentist. We were late.
At the dentist, I had those kids. I had the kids that were jumping all over the chairs. There are these fantastic, comfortable, banquette like seating at the dentist that just call to the one and the four year old to jump on them, making me feel those non-existent glares from the one patient in the waiting room.
And? I was mocked. By a four year old.
See? Herding these
sheep kids is making me crazy!
I had the kids that were running across the dentists’ office. I had the kid that was running away from me and I stealth-like grabbed her arm as she was running by before she went to the other side of the dental office and accidentally stepped on her fingers. She cried.
Of course, once we were in the dentist chair things were fine, the kids were contained and it went great – no cavities. The best picture I got of Olivia’s first dentist while holding Vi? One that she took while grabbing my phone.
As soon as the appointment finished and it was back to reality of finding the right shoes, mittens, jackets and boots combined with ‘Do I have my phone?’ and ‘Where are my keys?’ and ‘I am going to take your prize back to the box if you don’t stop!’
Days like this I feel I’m flailing around in the ocean of parenting just trying to keep the kids from jumping on the furniture, the mittens on the hands, trying to grab the right pair of shoes from the pile at the dentist’s office.
Until it’s nap time and I am showered. I’m calm and I have realized that everyone has those days. It gets easier. The kids will soon be too old to climb on the furniture. Then, I’m ready to do it all over again.
Oh, and if you’re looking for a kid friendly dentist in Sherwood Park, check out Aspen Trails. We’ve brought the kids there for check-ups, and when Violet broke her tooth (it firmed up and stayed in!) and have nothing but good things to say about the Dentist and staff. Plus, they’ve got the coolest Disney Princess toothbrushes and toy chest. Oh, and they won Olivia over because she got new lip gloss in her take-home bag.