Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dentist Visits and Dino Tales

My children normally don't mind going to the dentist. For some reason, last week when I took my oldest 3, they all decided they didn't want to be there and all simultaneously (just to make life fun for me!!) threw fits in the middle of the dentist's office.

I intentionally take them to a pediatric dentist for just this reason. So, why is it when I was prying my 3 year old's fingers off of the chair leg, they looked at me like I was crazy...?? You can't convince me my child is the first to ever throw a fit in your office. YES! This is what a child looks like when they are misbehaving! Take a picture. It'll last longer. They just stood there like morons whispering to each other. I wanted to take the little sprayer thingy and spray them in their smug faces with it. But I didn't.

So anyways...I told my 7 year old she had no choice and was getting in the stupid chair. She climbed in and cried the whole time. Boo Hoo. I'm the meanest mom in the world. You'll thank me someday when you still have all your teeth!! The boys refused, so we rescheduled. Mikaily got to spend the night at Aunt Tracy's house since she had let the dentist look at her. The boys did not. So, when the boys went back for their make-up appointments, they were perfect angels.

Kyle got to go spend the night at Aunt Tracy's this past weekend. They always have tons of fun. They get to eat yummy food and watch lots of movies and she plays all kids of cool games with them. She is nice. Not like Mommy.

Kyle wanted to take his dinosaur movies over. He loves to watch this show on the Discovery channel called Prehistoric Park. Tracy bought him the DVD for his birthday and he wanted to take it with him. She told me a cute little discussion that she had had with him while they were watching. It went something like this....

Kyle: "Ohhh, we should be careful. This next part is terrifying!"
Tracy: "Terrifying...? That's a funny word for you. I've never heard you say that before." She chuckled a little.
Kyle: "Yeah, well, just keep watching. You'll see. It's terrifying."
So, Tracy kept watching. The scene that was on was a T-Rex (or 2 or more...?) chasing down and eating a smaller dinosaur (Don't worry, none of this show is graphic. No blood, no guts, nothing like that).
Tracy: "Is this the part that you think is terrifying?" She asked because, although it didn't seem intense or frightening to her, she thought maybe a young child's imagination would make it an intense scene.
Kyle: "Yeah, can't you see? That T-Rex is tearing the other dinosaur apart. They are tearing it. So it's "tear"ifying."


Kellan said...

Well ... I can so relate to this dentist story!! And ... for the record ... I am all for bribery! I loved this story and your descriptions - I enjoy your writing - partly because I can relate to much of what you say, but also because you are a talented writer. The T-rex story was very cute. Take care and see you soon. Kellan

Maria said...

Aunt Tracy sounds nice. She must not have kids, huh. I just blogged about the dentist, too, but mine was about ME being afraid of the dentist!

utmomof5 said...

Look out for that boy. Was he the one who wanted a really fast horse? My kids love the dentist only because he is also our Home teacher so I have an advantage.


desirae said...

That's so cute.. Well not the being terrified of the dentist, but the being "tear-i-fied."

the dragonfly said...

Aww, "tear"-ifying! How funny!

I still hate going to the dentist. I don't kick and scream, though. :)

Family Adventure said...

I don't like the dentist either...

Heidi :)

One Scrappy Gal said...

First of all, I can't believe your dental office! What a bunch of unprofessional twits! You can't tell me that your kids are the first ones to ever freak out while there. And it's not misbehaving if they are genuinely frightened! You'd think they'd have enough experience with calming down children and trying to make the experience fun. I recently took my kids to the dentist too and he was wonderful despite my son doing his impression of an ambulance siren. But, had they acted the way yours did, I might have been really tempted to punch them in the nose! I hope the next visit is a more enjoyable one.

As for your son's description of "tearifying." That's adorable!! :)

Jovi said...

oh my this made me laugh!! what a clever kid, thinking up his own word/definition like that!

i love the name of your blog- my mom's family always says "don't put beans in the baby's nose"...meaning, don't give kids ideas of more ways to be naughty!

Staciesmadness said...

roflmao..."tear"ifying. What a cutie he is.

So sorry that the dentist didn't go well. My 7 year old likes it well enough, the 3 year old has only watched thus far...don't know how he will do for his first visit. I am thinking of prolonging it as long as possible. Perhaps, ya know, when he HAS to get the exam for kindergarten requirements. ;)

onthegomom said...

My kids are past the age of crying at the dentist but does whining and complaining still count as annoying as all heck!

Tear-ifing... TOO FUNNY!!!!

Leah said...


Jill said...

Here is a good line to use when someone is staring at you and your misbehaving child.
Look them in the eye, and very sweetly say "He takes after his father's side of the family."
Works every time;)