By no means do I mean that my dentist was a nightmare...but rather, my child receiving the dental work was such a nightmare yesterday. I can laugh about it today, but yesterday, it was a mixture of emotions like I wanted to strangle him, spank him, cry, hide my head in embarrassment,disown him...holy cow...a definite first mommy moment for me. Christian has NEVER thrown a fit like he threw yesterday at poor Uncle, Dr. Mark's dentists office. And over what...no not a root canal or tooth extraction...it was a few minor cavity fillings. Long story short, he FINALLY relinquished his fears, with MANY heavy threats to his livelihood as a child...and once he started...it was pretty smooth sailing. And later, he laughed at how silly the whole tantrum was. I was just shocked that he would react like that. So...needless to say...I hope we don't have very many more cavities...and if we do, I REALLY hope he remembers how relatively painless it all was...and NEVER, ever behave like that again. I am laughing today and just wanted to permanently document our fun filled afternoon for Christian's recollection, to be used as needed.
And to Uncle Mark...thanks for not disowning us and throwing us to the curb for his teeth to rot out...although I would have understood after my stubborn child threw a tantrum in your office!