Worth the wait (the LONG wait) at the dentist

Oh yes, it was worth every single minute of our 1:30 appointment. Tatum’s fall on Sunday which resulted inIMG_3635

meant that I had to follow up at the dentist on Tuesday. Well, the lovely Dr. Libby who gave me the very sound advice about clicking her tooth into place was now no longer seeing patients with my insurance. This shocking news came Tuesday morning when I called for our appointment. So much for following up with her. I scrambled to find a dentist who would accept us. We finally found one way far on the west side.

Arriving at 1:30, we plopped ourselves down in the chair and looked around. It was packed to the gills with hispanics kiddos and all of the siblings. The “playroom” was nothing like the spaceship at our old dentist. It was just a wall of video games in this dark tunnel. Not appealing. So, I pulled out my handy dandy Kinder Brain Quest, and off we went to “which word starts with the letter “C”? games.

Finally after 30, we were called and entered the room. First, X-rays. Tatum was so brave with the coat that weighs more than her 27.6-lb little body.

Smile pretty and hold still! No wiggle worming at all! Great job, Tot.

Then we were led into room 4 with the “Dr. will be right in to see you.” Being right in must be a relative term. In my book, that means within like 5 minutes.

The nurse wanted Tatum to stare at the movie on the ceiling, but sheesh! That could only last so long.


So, Tot and I got creative as usual. 

We played glasses


We played dance around the room!IMG_3641

We played take pics of mommyIMG_3646Missed..but pretty close!
Videos, pacing around the chair and counting…. You name it!

OK, finally the dentist came in acting as if we had only been there for like a minute, and proceeded to show us her X-rays. IMG_3674The roots are in tact, and her loose tooth will actually seal back into place within a week or two! Just keep up the smoothies and ice cream. (Big smile). He also assured her the fingers in the mouth were ok (for a teeeeeeeeeny bit longer). He told me if she hadn’t grown out of it by age 7, then I should worry. (Seriously? 7?…more like 4!)

By 3:10, we were out of there. Part of the benefit of being on the west side, meant that we got to go to Bookman’s used books (which has zillions of used books and 10%off for kiddos!) and frozen yogurt (YUMMMMY!).

Finally we got home, and she wanted to immediately read this:


Yes, Spiderman. Not, Princess Blah Blah Blah…but good ol’ Spidey. She loves Paw Patrol and Spiderman now. My girl is ALL girl with some added coolness of superheroes and rescuing doggies!

Love you Tot! XOXO

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