Wednesday, November 18, 2009

the Dentist ( a long and boring report!)

I have a million things

I could blog about this week.


Seriously one million things.

And yet, I can’t fix my photoshop.

And you know how I feel about

having a post without a picture, right?

It is totally and completely unacceptable!

Tomorrow is Writer’s Workshop.

And since I have a few minutes

(and I have no earthly idea

how you post to your blog

at different days and times…

just call me genius : )

I am going to do my post now!dentist-3_3

Describe a moment you felt

embarrassed by your parents.
(inspired by 
3 Boys + 1 Hubby = What Next?)

In keeping with my pattern,

I am going to change it around a bit!

This will be a moment

when Kaish felt embarrassed by me!

Because, believe it or not,

I am embarrassing occasionally.

So, Kaish had a dentist appointment

this week.dr. park

Please do not ask me if

I completely skipped his appointment

last year.

I mean, how is that even possible?

Isn’t that like the ONE thing

Mothers know to do?

Make sure your kid

goes to the dentist once a year.

It isn’t rocket science that’s for sure.

But last year did pass us by without a trip!

So you can be very sure

I was elated he was going this year.

I called and made the appointment

right in the beginning of school!

So, we set out yesterday afternoon.

I picked him up from school at 2:30

He was very disappointed

that I had not made

the appointment earlier.

Apparently missing school is the COOL

thing to do in 4th grade.

He also informed me that his classmates

skip out early ALL the time when they

leave for Dentist

He said they have already been

leaving early this year.

And he mentioned they left

early last year too…

I tried to change the subject so he would not

realize his mother was a

dentist appointment making FAILURE…

So, we get to the Dentist

and I am all like

“Do you want Mommy to go back with you?

Are you scared?scared kid

Do you know what to do?”

And he is like

“Mom! I am 9.”

Oh yeah, I forget that sometimes.

So he goes back and I am reading a magazine,

something glamorous and sophisticated

since I am SO glamorous and sophisticated,dentist becky

  (This is how I look as I am laying in the dentist chair)

and the Receptionist opens her glass

and says,

“Rebeckah, we just noticed you missed

your cleaning last year too.

Would you like to get one done?”

Well, Of course I would : )!

(This is how I actually look in the dentist becky for real

I actually GROW a goatee

during my visit…

It’s alarming, really.
You can see why I

skip visits occasionally)

I headed right back to the chair.

Now you should know

that there are 3 kinds

of toothbrushers at our house

1. HATES brushing teeth.

Must be forced at bedtime.

Can’t possibly brush in the morning before leaving

as it makes his breakfast taste funny…

Floss makes him cry.child-at-dentist-1024x768

2. Brushes twice a day. NEVER flosses.happy black man

And 3. Brushes morning and night.

Usually after lunch.

Flosses religiously.

Encourages brushers #1 and #2 to brush

and floss MORE frequently.

lady brushing teeth

I hope you can figure out which one I am!

Here is a tiny hint,

my number rhymes with glee.

Any way, I didn’t have a fear in the world.

Our dentist is delightful!

Oh my gosh! I love him!dentist cool

If you live near me,

(I don’t think I have

even 1 reader that lives near me.)

you should call him!

He will totally make you smile.

Well, that is until you are checking out

and he is telling your sweet kid

that he is cavity free

and you are all smiling and charming

and grabbing your wallet

when you hear,

“When would you like to come back

to get your cavities filled?”

And you are looking around

(like an idiot)

and confused because

didn’t they just say your kid

is Cavity Free?

Oh NO!


this super duper old Mommy

has 2 cavities.

I almost cried.

I totally embarrassed Kaish.

Don’t worry though.

The Dentist said they are VERY tiny!

And he said with proper brushing

and flossing

we will not likely have this problem again!


  How often do you go to the Dentist?


Mighty M said...

I go twice a year, but only because they remind me!! ;-) Glad you all will have clean and sparkly pearly whites!!

He & Me + 3 said...

We go every 6 months. I hate the dentist...Yuck. But then again I have had so much work inside my head it is scary.

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

The dentist... I really don't want to answer that. I usually go when I have a tootheache... okay there I said it... and November 24th... I have a doctor appointment... because I have a tootheache... so there you go... There's my truthful and terrible story. the last time I went in... was when I was pregnant with Madison (Almost 2 1/2 years ago... and it was because I had a toothache... go figure!!!

y2krust said...

Every winter without fail, mostly because I am afraid of what will happen to my teeth if I don't! (I already almost always have cavities.)

Baloney said...

I see my dentist every day. :)
Having a dentist husband has its perks, but I had to put my foot down on his scheduling. He used to not let me make appointments - just wanted me to pop in when they had a cancellation. But then there was this time... that I hadn't been in 18 months... and maybe I threw a slight fit... and now I get to go every 4 months because I like to. The end.

Traci said...

I have had the same experience. I brush several times a day and floss pretty regularly but I had a terrible go at the dentist the last time. It's not fair!!! (feet stomping!)

Marilyn said...


Martha in PA said...

Well, I live near you, we need a dentist. Going to the dentist is the thing that I am most AFRAID of in the entire world... really... the dentist (oral surgeon) is why I have only one vocal cord that works.... so by default, they are all VERY scary!

antoinette marie said...

ok, don't feel bad, i have at least three right now and no insurance....yikes!

asher had 18 at 18 months and 13 at 2&1/2....due to several contributing factors and he had two "dental restoration surgeries" where you have so darn many they take you right to the o.r. and knock you out to do it all at once!

we've surely been there with you! blessings...

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh, I love that picture of the man looking thought the teeth that is sooo cool!!! ;) I love the cool pics for sure!!! ;)

Katie said...

Not a fan of the dentist. These pictures made me physically sick...It is important to go though.

jen@odbt said...

Oh I'm sorry about the cavities. Murphy's Law, right? I don't care for the dentist anymore b/c seems like he's always giving me bad news.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am a lot like you...I brush all the time..floss all the time too. And I am the one that gets the cavities. My girls go once a year...I go every 6 months. See a pattern? They never have issues...but I do. The coach has never had a cavity and I don't know if he ever flosses.....
good luck on your fillings.

ps. I love my dentist too...but not as much as he LOVES me!!!

Lolli said...

How funny! This must be the week of the dentist visits. You, me and Scary Mommy all posted about dental visits this week. How sad that you were the one with cavities. I swear sometimes it has nothing to do with how much you brush and floss and it's just the luck of the draw.

mimi said...

I love your stories....and your goatee :) Very cute.

I swear there is no rhyme or reason to cavities. I ate so much candy as a child and never had a cavity. Crazy. I'm not a fan of the dentist.

Drew said...

Oh, needed one more thing, didn't you? At least you kept your sense of humor through it. Well, at least by the time you blogged about it. :) said...

oh my gosh, you are a hoot.

Glad you embarrass your boy too ;)

Jason, as himself said...

Somehow you managed to make this long boring report quite entertaining.

I go to the dentist every six months, religiously. I'm trying to make up for all those years growing up when I never went.

Muthering Heights said...

Ha1 I haven't been to the dentist since before my wedding!

Grandma J said...

That was the most entertaining post you have ever done!!!

Twice a year.

smiles4u said...

This was not a boring post by the way. I do not go to the dentist near enough...not unless I have to. Mostly, because I don't have insurance and cannot afford to go.

ChefDruck said...

Your post is very appropriate for me as I spent 2 1/2 hours in the dentist chair this morning!

I love your blog. Love it love it love it. Love your son's picture at the top, and your wonderfully illustrated posts. So creative, and so entertaining.

Thank you!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I have my first cavity of my life! And that does not make me happy.
I go to the nearly as often as I should.

buhdoop said...

I am very scared of the dentist and try to avoid at all cost. I went a few months ago and my teeth were okay...whew!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Hilarious! Very funny! I feel honored you would drop by my blog. Thanks!

Me see a dentist? If I could get this insurance buisness in order I would. For right now...I brush my teeth, floss and use mouthwash.

My teeth still love me.

But very cleverly written. Thanks for the laugh.

marfmom said...

Your posts always make me laugh! I go twice a year but I inherited my dad's teeth. Ugh. Makes me hate the dentist!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Hilarious! Now that I've met you in person, I can totally picture you saying this and seriously you have me cracking up. LOL! I can just imagine your face when they said you had a cavity!! Oh my goodness. Now you're making me NOT want to go to the dentist, because A) I don't want to grow a goatee, and B) I'm sure I'll have a cavity. :-)

Thanks for the laugh, sorry about your teeth though!

Maggie May said...

I go twice a year! Plus cleaning twice a year!

That post had me laughing! All those dentures! I hope they weren't for sale!

Nuts in May

Jules said...

Twice a clockwork! You reminded me that I need to floss more though.

parentingBYdummies said...

I'm a chronic dentist ditcher. It's annoying to have to find someone to watch the kids so I can go and then pay them to tell me I'm a yuck mouth. And, when I got my first cavity at age 25 (after 1st pregnancy dang calcium draining babies) I cried. Actual tears. Like a baby. In the chair. They brought me water and everything to help me calm down. Luckily #1 was only like a year old so he had no clue he should be embarrassed. I was embarrassed enough for both of us!

Jac @ Wuzzle Makes Three said...

I'm trying (really, I am) to go twice a year. So far the last two years I've only managed to make it once. But hey, once is better than not at all, right?

April said...

We go every 6 months. Of course, the last time I went in, I was told I needed to have a filling replaced, a crown put on, and I need a CAVITY filled! The out-of-pocket expense is $500! So, I've been debating about finding another dentist. I take EXCELLENT care of my teeth...always have. I'm completely shocked by what I was told.

Elizabeth said...

So sorry about your photoshop!!! That sucks! I hate the dentist office! I definitely would go to yours if I lived closer! Fun post!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

This is fabulous! This is also why our kids go to a pediatric dentist.
Glad I could share inspiration with you!

LceeL said...

You wouldn't want me to tell you how long it's been since I've been to the Dentist..


But your son wasn't even born yet.

That said, I DO have all my teeth.

Ragan said...

We're due for a trip to the dentist. I had just found a dentist in Vegas that I loved, then we moved here -- over a year ago now, so yeah, it's time.

I would cry too if I had cavities. I don't have a single filling in my mouth (had some in my baby teeth but they fell out).

Have you tried re-loading your Photoshop?

Eevee said...

Ummm...(((Covering Face in Shame)))

I haven't gone in over 5 yrs...Yes, I know..I know I'm a bad girl :(

but its not like my teeth are in need... They're Nice and straight and clean...SO I can do without going to the Dentist for now :)


photowannabe said...

I am embarrassing myself and saying its been much too long. No insurance is part of the problem and excuses, excuses, excuses.
Why I really cam here was to say I read your comment on Abe Lincoln's blog and wanted to say bravo to you. It seems from all the comments that we are in the minority in our beliefs doesn't it?

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Actually, I am an old man, at 75, and I just went to my dentist. My teeth are old too and they sometimes break off or get a cavity and need to be worked on. I had that done today. It wasn't bad.

Kristina P. said...

I should not admit this, but only when I have a pain in my tooth. I have had lots of cavities, especially on my wisdom teeth, but no root canals. I am an avid brusher, but not the greatest flosser.

But one day, when I become a Real Housewife, I will just buy new teeth anyway.

Nessa said...

I can't believe you did that to your son.

; )

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Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Haven't been to the dentist in years (I have no kids to take). Only go if I have a toothache. Same with my husband.

RR Mama said...

I go to the dentist twice a year. And since R1 now has braces he goes once a month!! But don't ask how we were going the first month he had those stinkin' braces put on. I had to fill my car up with twice!

Los said...

Yikes! I brush once a day in the morning, and gargle with some mouthwash that's supposed to act like toothpaste at night ... I've only had one cavity in my life, thank goodness!

Dan said...

Twice a year whether I want to or not. I am one of those people who brushes and flosses like mad because I didn't in my youth and so have a number crowns now and desire no more.

Teacher Tom said...

Fun post!

I go twice a year. I haven't had a cavity in years, however, brushing once a day. I keep floss in the car and handle that at stop lights! I know, disgusting, right? But it works.

Summer said...

I HATE the dentist. Gives me total anxiety and makes me cry. It's been over a year...I should be going. Yet I'm not.

And Tay is due for his, so you're not alone!

Erin said...

Oh I HATE the dentist, just went though and got no cavities! Sure beats the 4 cavities I had after my 1st son was born!

Christal said...

You are so cute! I love reading your posts even more, now that I know you! I can actually hear you in my head as I read your story! I love it! It makes it so much better! Good luck with the cavities...

Liz said...

We go every 6 months. I had two tiny cavities a few years ago and I about cried too!

Jennifer Bowen said...

Ok, I'm really worried! What is wrong with your Photoshop? Anything I can do to help?

I go to the dentist every six months. I would go every three if insurance would cover it. I'm big on dental hygiene.

Monkey's Mama said...

We go every 6 months (although my four-year-old is going for his first official visit next month). He got his teeth counted once but that's it. I'm hoping it goes okay!! I have some work that needs to be done that I've been putting off . . . I HATE the dentist!

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