As a mom I really look forward to my visits to the dentist chair. While I was there today I came up with 3 thoughts most moms likely have while reclining in the comfort of the dentists chair:
- Nothing - if you're a Mom (or a Dad) sometimes a few minutes where no one needs your attention is like a vacation. Going to the dentist is definitely not a vacation, but if you can close your eyes, tune into the elevator music playing throughout the place, and block out the fact that someone has their arms in your mouth practically up to their elbows, you can almost pretend you're relaxing in a beach chair
- When's (fill in child's name here)'s next appointment? Mom-thinking never turns off. I was lying in the chair today thinking about my kids next appointment, and then mapping out the day's plan for that day (next month, as it turns out!) I'm so excited to meet them at school, and rush them down to the dentist while manoeuvring around school buses and 10,000 parents also picking their kids up from school. Always fun.
- Why do hygienists ask so many questions? And they're never "yes" or "no" - they usually require a sentence of response. So you fixate on the question and miss the second half of the story they're telling you and why the question was important, while waiting for the extraction of hands from your mouth so you can speak. Conversation is hard in the dentist chair. But you also relish the time to chat with another adult about anything!
Now that my teeth are squeaky clean I think it's time to start staining them up again with a nice cup of tea. Oh ya, and no cavities!!
Until next time!