Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Really, I don't see what all the fuss is about (aka Miranda's first trip to the dentist)

There are those milestones in the life of a child (and her parents) where you realize that your little Wunchie is, in fact, growing up. Such a milestone occurred today -- Miranda had her first visit to the dentist. And all I have to say is this -- all you grownups who cringe and quail at the thought of visiting the dentist, be inspired by the serene, trusting demeanor and comportment of my little girl. She was a PRO. No crying, no fussing (although she did want to hold my hand towards the end). She calmly endured teeth cleaning and tartar removal (and we all know how horrible it feels to have those little metal hooks scraping on our teeth!), and requested a watermelon-flavored fluoride rinse at the end.

Calmly surveying the scene.
It always helps to have a friend go first, especially the trusty sidekick, Brachiosaurus. (He got a good report, too.)

Preparing to begin.

The technician demonstrates the "fun little water hose."

The actual cleaning. She was serenity itself. And after they finished, she got a new toothbrush and a toy from the "treasure chest."

I'm so proud of her!!!

6 comments:

Marie Eldridge said...
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Marie Eldridge said...

I am very proud of her too!!! Go Miranda!

a said...

Does Miranda give lessons to less-cooperative three year olds? Not that I know any of those, of course...

-Amanda M.

billy said...

Miranda....daddy is so proud of you! I'm sorry that I missed it...miss you, love to you from Brazil........

Janet said...

Way to go, Miranda! I was never afraid of the dentist or the doctor, even when getting shots. I attribute that to my mother, who hates the dentist, but absolutely did NOT communicate that to us.

Dan Lowe said...

Tell that precious little girl that her crazy white man says that she kicks ass!! Oh, and that he hates the dentist. Oh, and give her a kiss while you're at it.