ella had a great time at the dentist. yes, it was a very fun place complete with video games and very cool sunglasses. i'm sure they thought we were nuts that we made it a family affair and also, when i pulled the camera out of my purse to capture these moments. the hygienist asks, "is this her first time at the dentist?" hmmm... is it that obvious?
i must say, pediatric dentistry has come a long way. i still have very vivid memories of visiting dr. j's office as a child. it all began with an incredibly long wait in a very boring waiting room with almost no color and elevator music playing in the background. they had one Highlights magazine that, i kid you not, was completely written and colored in and remained the sole source of child entertainment for at least 4 years. the same exact one. i always wondered why the wait was so long (seriously, an hour) and there was no one coming or going. what were they doing back there? my sister and i would both go at the same time. they did pass out stickers at the end. i escaped cavities as a child but angie, unfortunately, did not. my poor sister would often walk out with a sticker plastered on the front of her shirt that said, "i will brush better." who makes stickers like this?!? what a way to motivate a child. she still talks about this. it scarred her for life.
well, ella did great and her teeth are beautiful. and she is excited to go back again. next up... bennett.