3/20/2006

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Ethan had his first visit to the dentist today. For some reason, this milestone, more than any other I can think of, made me realize that he is growing up! It was just so strange to see him sitting calmly in the chair, acting as if he'd done this a hundred times. He did remarkably well.

When it was all done, Ethan was praised by all at the dentist's office and given the choice of a small toy, and a sticker. As happy as these made him, he was most thrilled with the new toothbrush, toothpaste and floss he got from the dentist. His greatest disappointment was that the chair was "not a kid's chair". It was too big!

May his visits to the dentist never come close to the number of my own.

4 comments:

Claire said...

And not only did he sit calmly...! He actually looks thrilled to be there! Long may the delusion reign.

Great new pics.

karena said...

When we went, it was so funny to hear Lexie say "That was so much fun" as exited the door, and see the dentist's face after she said that:) Probably the first and only time she will ever hear that in her career. Ethan looks HUGE--what are you giving him to eat these days? Superman portions?

Avalanche Cowpoke said...

WHAT?! They don't require kiddie seats at the Dentist's office?! Oh well. Ethan's gonna grow into 'em all too soon... ...he's a-lookin' jest aboot big enough ta own his own hoss soon!

melbrown said...

Looks like that "spit bib" should just about cover it...

And not only is he a cheery trooper, but he has wicked cool shoes!