Friday, February 20, 2009

Curious George and the Dentist

We've been enjoying our Children's Museum membership once or twice a week lately because 1)our membership ends at the end of the month and 2)there is the most adorable Curious George exhibit on display there that my boys have been loving. It's getting tricky to take both my boys there these days because they often want to go in opposite directions. So Justin and I have been going on our own during Joseph's preschool so he can run the show. It's been so fun to spend that time with him and be able to give him my full attention. And it feels relaxing to only have one kid to keep track of!Joseph just keeps showing me how grown up he's getting! I haven't taken him to the dentist in a year and a half because the last time we were there, he was a wreck. He clung to my leg and buried his face and wouldn't sit in the chair. It was pretty pointless. So I didn't know what to expect when we went yesterday. I asked a friend to watch Justin and prepped Joseph as well as I could. He was determined to be brave and even sounded sincerely excited about it all day. When we drove up, I could see him getting uneasy about the whole thing, but he did so great! He was very quiet, but was a perfect patient. Except for the fact that he spit his flouride water all over the hygienist before she had the spit cup up to his mouth. It was hilarious. As we left he told me that the dentist was "the funnest thing ever!" What a turn around! We'll see how long that attitude lasts. I think he was mostly just proud of himself, as was I. The next test: swim lessons! He starts next week and he has a couple of friends in his class, so here's hoping I'm pleasantly surprised again!

7 comments:

Shannon said...

Very cute pics!

Mark and April Sullivan said...

Yay for Joseph! I'm going to the dentist on Tuesday and I can't wait! It's been years and I REALLY need to go.. sad, huh?

Emily said...

Cute! I'm so jealous of your childrens museum, it's so cute. I'd love to have somewhere close like that to take Easton too.

I hate the dentist...good job Joseph!

Jonathan and Michelle said...

I am SO JEALOUS of your Children's Museum, we have loved visiting it whenever we are there visiting!

I am so proud of Joseph, I am scared to take Alexis, but you have inspired me so I think that I will go and make that appointment for her right now! We love you guys!

Katie Southwick said...

Cute pictures Jill! Your kids are darling. How are you doing? So I didn't realize you're in Seattle. That is where my BIL is on his mission. What part of Seattle are you in?

Carol and Bruce said...

Just look at that big boy in the chair, I bet she told him he has the best smile they have ever seen. It's hard for me to get the courage to make my dentist appointments so GOOD JOB JOSEPH!

You are amazing to go to the museum so often. It is an awfully fun place though.

Adorable pictures.

Jenni said...

hahahaha!!! "The funnest thing ever"!! I love that!! Sure hope he keeps feeling that way. I love the dentist too! I love all of those pictures!!! That curious george business is so adorable!!! I CANNOT wait to hear about swimming lessons!!!! Good luck!