Last Monday Emma had her first dentist visit and man was she excited. I think Finding Nemo sort of gave dentist everywhere a bad name, but that didn’t affect my daughter’s perception of the man that has given her Mama not one, not two, but three root canals.
Emma did so great. We started out the day with Ellie’s 18-month check up which I was told no shots, but Ellie had to have one vaccination. Let me tell you, Emma cries more than Ellie does and Emma’s not even getting the shot. Ellie looks to Emma for support and a reaction on how to asses the situation and obviously if big sister is freaking out so should little sister. Ellie screamed, Emma cried and then we had Schlotzsky’s. Normally I would go home after a doctor’s visit, but I planned to appointments in one day because Dustin’s paycheck goes towards the house payment and gas for the truck.
We ate our smoked turkey sandwiches, Wisconsin cheese soup, sour cream & onion chips and our cookies and were off to the dentist. Emma really was excited and started checking her teeth in the truck to make sure she didn’t have any leftover lunch stuck in any of her 20 teeth. My little girl was awesome and showed Ellie that the dentist is not scary. Ellie climbed up in the chair after Emma was done and said, “I go, I go.” I don’t think anyone would want to stick their fingers in my little pirhana’s mouth just yet.
The dentist office were laughing because they could see me taking pictures of Emma outside the office. Hello, every first “fill in the blank” appointment deserves a picture moment. Just wait til you see the pictures from my first breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck appointment. . .I kid, I kid. . .
See??? I’m getting my teeth cleaned, see??? Have you noticed in EVERY picture, Emma always has a tattoo?!? Is it just me or does anyone else notice this?
“You want to do what?!? You know, I saw Finding Nemo.”
My camera was in my pocket and on the wrong setting, that’s why it’s a little fuzzy. Anywho, here’s Emma giving the ole thumbs up, bring it on, I’m ready sign.
Emma got to hold the little sucker instrument and could barely get her lips unstuck from it when she closed her mouth.
Here is said lips stuck together and sucking all her spit.
Look at how clean her teeth are!! Most kids don’t even make it to the dentist chair let alone the teeth cleaning. My daughter amazes me everyday. I was so proud of her! (I think she looks like Jack here, Jess.)
The dental staff gave her (and of course Ellie) stickers because Emma did so good. But the highlight of the day was picking out a new tooth brush. I think from the time we got home until bedtime, Emma brushed her teeth seven times.
I had to stop by JoAnn’s to pick up ribbon for some bows I’m making and let the girls get something from the $1 bin. Emma found a sleep mask to wear at night and was just being goofy Emma in this picture.
Here’s what you would see at night if Emma ends up wearing them. What a silly girl!