We went to the dentist office for regular check up early in the morning. As soon as we opened the door, the hygienist said “my favorite kids are here” in a very excited tone. The little princesses went inside and discovered the toys hiding between the sofa and the chairs for the first time. With mommy approval, they sat on the floor and played happily until the hygienist called our names, they picked up the toys and followed her inside very nicely.
Both of them wanted to be the first one. Lily climbed on the chair as soon as she reached the room and Alexis was so nice to let her little sister go first. They watched how everything work in the office very closely and learned a lot because the hygienist would let them touch and teach them how to use the real tools.
Lily was really scared last time. Mommy prepared her this time a week ahead and she was doing much better. She was not afraid most of the time and went through the whole process by hugging the brave dragon and holding mommy’s hand, not one tear on her face, what a brave little good girl. A good prep-talk and role-play at home, changed fear into excitement, she was actually looking forward to the dentist visit. Love and patient is really powerful. 🙂
She was a quick learner and so good at her job, the hygienist actually let her do the job by herself. She learned how to turn on and turn off the water vacuum; where to put the tool when the hygienist cleaning daddy’s teeth; how to floss in a patient mouth and how to use the dental tooth polish tool on teeth (daddy said she is a natural, so gentle). She surprised all of us of her hand on skills. It was a early dental training camp for her today and she enjoyed every minute of it.
Check up was done. They bought home a lot of little gifts, including tooth brushes, tooth paste, sand timer, bouncy balls and Styrofoam airplanes, lucky them.