Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Libby had her first visit today. She is only 2 and the Dentist said she was one of his best patients. She did exactly what they said and didn't fuss at all. It makes me so happy the kids both were so good while getting their teeth cleaned and x-rays.
Notice that Libby had her pretend Cinderella cell phone the entire time. Just in case the dentist wasn't nice she could make a call to get her out of there :)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Lake started a tumbling class 3 weeks ago. My dad signed him up. The kids range in age from 4-8 years old. Lake is 3 but my dad said he was 4. The 4 year olds barely have an attention span for this class so you have to understand how crazy it is to try and get a 3 year old to do backward summer salts and the splits. Needless to say, my son pretty much runs around while the other kids to the tumbling.
He decided to go and sit up by the tumbling instructor last week. All the kids (about 20) were watching the instructor do warmups. Lake sat there and decided to pick his nose instead. I wanted to run up and stop him but all the kids would see so I just sat there shaking my head and praying it would stop. Then it happened............I see him pull a booger out of his nose and begin to hand it to the teacher.
[Mind you, I have always taught my kids to hand me wrappers, empty containers, and yes -- even boogers (I do put them in a wipe). I guess Lake felt like this is what he was supposed to do.]
He tugs on her shirt and says, "Here". She assumed it was a wrapper or something. She sticks out her hand and he wiped it on her as he said, "here" again. She literally screamed and said, "Ooohhhhh....Grossssss". I was one second from walking out and pretending he wasn't my child. But, instead I walked up to her and handed her a wipe. I quickly grabbed my purse and Lake's hand. We (I) opted to leave 20 minutes early that day and miss the next week in hopes that the booger tumbler would be forgotten. Ah, the joys of parenthood.
Before anyone asks what happened to his head.....his bandaid in this picture is fake. He loves to put on tape and pretend he is hurt. Libby does the exact same thing. It stays sticky for about 2 minutes since they take it on and off the entire time and move it around. :)
Lake went to the dentist for the 1st time today. Libby goes for her 1st time in a few days.
He did an awesome job. He was quiet and did exactly what the dentist asked. His favorite thing is going to the car wash so I had to keep telling him it was a car wash for teeth. It got him super excited to go. The funny thing is that this was a Pediatric Dentist so they had headphones and a movie playing. Lake had headphones on and was talking SUPER loud. I couldn't stop laughing every time he said something.
The dental assistant asked him to open up really wide like an alligator but he wasn't really paying attention since he was so into the movie they were playing (Ice Age). So, being the helpful mom I am, I walked over and opened my mouth really wide. I was showing Lake how wide he needed to open his mouth. It was working great until my gum fell out of my mouth and onto the floor. The dental assistant didn't see it so I waited there to hurry and pick it up before she saw. She then slid her chair to reposition herself and her foot went right on my gum. I was afraid to say anything so just stood there. Lake then said, "Mommy, your gum dropped". He still had his headphones on so said it VERY loud. She looked down and saw her foot was right on it. I was so embarrassed. I had to help pull it off her shoe and act like I didn't realize it had dropped out of my mouth. Yes, it is as bad as it sounds. Awkward!!!! But, overall the visit was great. I guess I won't being chewing gum when I take Libby this next week ).