Anyway, I left the house at 7:15 for a 7:45 appointment that is 15 minutes from our house but we have traffic to deal with at that ungodly hour so......I was still late! Claire was not particularly crazy about this plan as it did not involve her oatmeal which she kept asking for. Sorry baby! When we got there, they ushered us to a dimly lit room, had me sign some waivers and then gave Claire some liquid sleep. None of my other children have had this experience, so this was a first for me. I made them go to a regular dentist and go under the drill holding my hand. I know, horrors! But, Claire is different because she is a little younger then they were and because I can't explain to her, in words that she would understand, what is going to happen or that it will all be okay. So, she had her drugs and within 20 minutes I knew for certain that she was Paul's daughter. She got louder and louder! Most people won't believe this, because she seems so shy and demure, but she was demanding water and oatmeal and she was doing it very loudly! Then she began looking around in my purse and asked "where bicycle go? where helmet go?" Uhhhh, in the garage? Finally, she drifted off and we took her back to "the room". Seriously, she did great, especially considering she woke up long enough to realize that they were strapping her to a board like papoose thing in the chair. But she drifted off again after a few minutes of gas and the Dr. got two cavities filled and all her molars sealed.
Here she is modeling the "nose guard" she wore while they gased her. Pink of course! It smelled like bubble gum. She decided that it is a "cup" and wants us to put water in it!
The great thing, is that I left the boys at home with their assignments and sent Isabel across the street to her grandparent's house (how convenient is that!) with her assignments and when I got back at 10:30ish, they were done with everything but science and a spelling test! Yay for that! And we got to watch a really cool creation science video that I bought at the Creation Museum this summer but we had not had time to watch! They got so much done that I had the boys write a poem that was not even in our lesson plans for the day...but don't tell them that!
Here is my daughter, the human pretzel!