I have been putting off the dentist.
We don't have a dentist we like. We tried a new dentist the past few years that had started a new practice by Garth's law office. I thought it was very "supportive" of us to give him our large family. I didn't like him at all. I think he was dishonest. And after having a super cousin dentist in Arizona to give us second opinions, we were right about him. So I put off finding a new one.
This summer, Sommer's orthodontist (whom we absolutely love...and trust) referred his favorite local dentist. But now the dreaded call...
Understand that making 7 seperate appointments can be a very difficult process. Kids in school, like everyone else, means after-school appts were taken years ago. I don't enjoy taking my kids out of school for appts. Why? Because of this scenerio: parking my car, lugging my 4 year old into the school, waiting for the office to call down my child with the appt, sign him out, hike back to the car to then GO to the actual dental exam. I am already exhausted.
After scheduling 7, yes 7 (this after making 5, changing 3 of those, adding another, going back to two orginal appt...you get the picture), seperate one hour cleanings, I began to worry again. Ashton, our four year old (and sensitive to new situations), was scheduled in just a few weeks. I began to invision a screaming child with fears of cruel torture. How was I going to break the news to him lightly?! So I began with, "Ashton, do you want a awesome new toothbrush? Well, I just made an appt for you to get your teeth all clean and shiny at the dentist! Calvin and Ethan are going to go too!" He immediatly jumped up and said, "Sure! Let's go! I want a new toothbrush." Then I said, "No honey. We don't have to go for a few weeks."
Crying and screaming quickly began...kind of like he was being tortured by a dentist.
This is all why I have been putting off the dentist.