Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A visit to the dentist

I forgot to share before now, but Emma had her first visit to the dentist last week. I had decided to go ahead and take her in, when they suggested it, just to start getting her used to the people and the equipment, etc. I had no idea how she would do......well, I actually expected her to refuse to do anything they asked, but I just wasn't sure. The hygienist came out and wanted to take her back without me...because I had the baby and she thought it would be easier for me. However, when she asked Emma to take her hand and go with her, Little Girl was not having that. The hygienist asked me how I thought she would be and I said, "Like that." pointing at the way Emma was backing up and starting to whine. So, I took the baby and went with them. She started to tell me about a 'technique' they have, something about holding the child on their lap, holding down the arms and legs.....I told her at the age of two I was not ready to put her through that. I mean, really? So, Emma sat on my lap, they showed her all of the tools and were very kind about asking her if they could show her how things worked....it worked! She sat quietly and engaged in conversation with the hygienist and dentist. They were able to clean all of her teeth....said whoever is brushing Emma's teeth is doing a wonderful job (it's Emma herself! ;) ), and then were even able to get x-rays of her teeth......all with her just sitting nicely on my lap. Amazing, that child! We went there expecting to just have an early let's-get-used-to-the-dentist-office visit....and we were able to do everything. Yay, Emma! I'm so proud of her and I know we're very blessed that she is such a good girl.

1 comment:

really.truly said...

Yay, glad it went so well. I remember how hard that first appt. could be.