Friday, December 14, 2012

Yesterday I took the day off to take Henry and Hazel to their first dentist visit with Meg. We were scared ... three of us anyway. Meg and I were scared because we've seen what doctor and hair dresser can do to Henry; Henry was scared because, well it was something new and he was expecting something awful, "Is the dentist going to take my teeth out?" he asked us? The Bernstein Bears book about going to the dentist backfired a bit I suppose.

Well, wonders be no one had a reason to be scared. Henry and Hazel dressed without fuss, got in the car no problem, played blissfully in the waiting room (got two stuffed dolphins from the staff) and went willingly into the examination room. Henry was very shy and didn't talk much to the dental assistant, but she did a really nice job walking him through everything and letting him play with all of her tools. It went as well as it could of, better even. Hazel's turn was after Henry. She wasn't very cooperative, but they didn't try to do much with her and she held up through it all so we didn't care. "Do you guys do haircuts too?," I asked. Afterwards we celebrating with a trip to the mall food court for pizza slices and a ride on carousel.

I took a bunch of pictures of the whole experience. Towards the end of the appointment they told me I wasn't supposed to be taking pictures. So are some of the ones I took illegally with some censoring!

Here's a great piece of work Henry made at school. I think the person is supposed to be him picking up toys (it's a fantasy piece).

1,760 quarters turned up three Canadians and one Bermuda 25¢.

600 dimes rounded up one silver Rosie (1961D) and two Canadians.

280 nickels had one Swiss 20 Rappen.