This summer marked another major milestone, which is the end of me slacking off and avoiding Sam and Charlie's first dentist appointment!
Actually, I wasn't avoiding taking them to the dentist. At all.
I was simply avoiding the chore of figuring out which dentist to take them to. I've had many recommendations - most of which went in one ear and out the other. I've thought about it at least a hundred times over the past 2 years.
Finally, the moment struck. It can wait no longer!
So I ended up scheduling them with my dentist (sad, I know… after the long wait, I should have come up with something more spectacular than that!) Such is life.
While he is not a pediatric dentist with the whole circus thing going on in his office, what we do get at my dentist is a bit of a spa treatment… warm neck wrap, parafin dip for our hands. It's really quite lovely.
So, first up ~ Charlie Hatcher!He's all set with the dip and the wrap. Open up and say "ahh"
Then she adjusted the overhead light and put a dental tool in her hand - and that's pretty much when it ended. Charlie concluded his first attempt in the chair with a giant "Haaaaaell No!" (not really the first word though) and he was outta there!
Next up ~ Sam Hatcher! (with the weird self-inflicted haircut)
Parafin dip and neck wrap all in place ~
Sam was a trooper from start to finish. Not only did he sit still and embrace all the poking and prodding, ending with a big "Thank you ma'am" but he also gave Charlie the confidence to give it a second try.
Charlie did great his second time around. He even accepted the optional fluoride treatment at the end!
Great job Team Hatcher!!