Well, the boys survived their dentist appointment Friday without any cavities! I say "survived" because to River, it is pure torture. He, unfortunately, is not the best dental patient. I asked the hygenists at Dr. Kwon's office if they draw straws before his visit to see which one is stuck with him. They were able to get one x-ray this time, top teeth only, so we'll just assume that the bottom teeth are okay. It's not that he is belligerent or anything, he just sort of squirms the whole time. He also doesn't like the bright light shining in his face while they clean his teeth so this time they were ready for him and pulled out a pair of metallic blue, star-shaped sunglasses for him to wear so the "light wouldn't hurt his eyes"! I wish I'd had my camera to take a picture of him lying in that chair with his glasses on. At least it stopped that complaint. He had others though... "the toothpaste burns", "the water is too cold", "the chair hurts my neck", "the suction is too loud", etc.....In fact, I think I'll take my video camera next time, because it's actually quite comical. I must say, Dr. Kwon and his staff are some of the most patient people I've ever met! They even asked when I was going to start bringing Ripken for check-ups.... God bless them.... they certainly don't know what they're asking for!
"I'm five now!" Those were the first words out of River's mouth when he woke up on Friday. His eyes were barely open but he quickly remembered that his long awaited birthday was here. For some reason it was very important to him to turn five because several friends in his Pre-K class had already turned five and he thought that was most impressive.
I can remember how important birthdays were when I was a little girl but unfortunately as we get older, we sometimes prefer to forget a few! : )
We had a family celebration for him Friday night and we are having his birthday party with all of his friends this Saturday at the park.