“Can I sweet talk you into taking the kids to the dentist?”
Taking the kids to the dentist was on the “Lori” list of things to do this week. Along with things like “do the vacation laundry” and “order new white paint and chalk”. That text to Jamie? It was me, not being the adultier-adult, and sending him along with the kids to the check-up I booked six months ago.
Momfession: The kids only end up flossing like 45% of the time. I know, I know, we’re entering #parentfail territory, dentists of the world.
Most mornings we’re rushing out the door for school. At night, it’s like a two-minute swing to ‘hurry up and get these people in their beds because ten more minutes and they’re going to be a hot mess in the morning’ and the flossing fight? It’s hard enough to get them to brush for the whole two minutes their toothbrushes time them for.
So, I sent Jamie. I sent Jamie to bring both of the girls to the dentist, to get the bad news that their unflossed teeth are going to require all the fillings.
I waited, anxiously, for the text message following “Vi is done” and knew the She needs to stop sucking her thumb was coming. 45% flossing rate, was so far, good enough. No cavities.
A few minutes later, Olivia. A sigh of relief when he sent me a message that she didn’t have any cavities either. Parentfail averted.
My reply back?
Thank you Sonicare.
See you in June, kids dentist. We’ll try and increase our floss-rate.
Tip: if you’re looking for an incredible, kid-friendly dentist, we love love love Aspen Trails in Sherwood Park. They’re always so gentle with the kids (and with the adults) and Olivia tells me that they’ve got the best selection of toys.