Well they write sequels to books and movies, why not trips to the Dentist. We all keep going back right? Even when we have had bad experiences, we still go back twice a year. One of the granddaughters had some cavities taken care of yesterday. Apparently drinking juice is not a victimless crime. Who would have thought that giving your child juice was as bad as pop. She did well. No offense, but while adult dentists are considered evil by some, pediatric dentists are a day at the circus by comparison. Happy gas and no pain with injection of the Novocaine or fixing of the teeth. Anyway, her teeth are repaired and her mother did not have to take her. Daddy did. That's a good thing too. It would have been rather embarrassing for the dentist to have to sedate "Mommy" before my granddaughter. I think "Mommy" cries when she makes an appointment.
"Pook" escaped multiple visits this time. Of course the three visits to the oral surgeon to get his wisdom teeth removed was more than anyone should have to tolerate and by anyone I mean me! Leave it to him to be the only person known to that practice to have his teeth removed and then have to go back for two more "surgical procedures". I still say that God was getting even with him for me because he was so mean. He argued the whole way there that he didn't want to have his wisdom teeth out and was quite the wise guy preoperatively. Did I mention that he was no cupcake after they woke him up? It might be the first time I considered withholding pain medication, but then I realized he would sleep and be quiet if I gave it to him.
"The Surprise" has several cavities this time. The Dentist is in for a real treat. Not only did she get to work on "The Surprise" this morning, but "Max" also had her very first appointment. The good news for "Max" was that she had no cavities. That however, has made "Mommy" feel like the worst mother ever!!!
The appointment took a lot of extra time as we waited for the novocaine to take effect on "The Surprise" so they could work on his teeth. He giggled when the drill started because all he could think of was Joe Pesci in one of the Lethal Weapon movies when he went to the dentist. The novocaine is great when your teeth are being worked on because you feel no pain. I personally am in love with whoever thought of that! The aftereffects are not so pretty. The numbness, slurred speech and the drooling can be a bit much. I especially remember several years ago when "the Surprise" actually had the dentist pull some teeth instead of doing it himself for the tooth fairy cash, and they numbed his mouth pretty good. Being the loving and sympathetic mother that I am, I kept asking him to say "Saskatchewan" and then laughed when he burbled over the word and drooled while one side of his face hung down to his chest. Got to find humor in everything or it will get you down!
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