Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kaisley - First Day of School & First Dentist

Kaisley had her first day of "school" (Mother's Day Out) on Tuesday. She has been waiting for this day for at least a year! Ever since she was about 7 months old, she's watched Brookston go to school (at the time, also MDO). But last year she REALLY wanted to go. So when she heard it was her turn, she was THRILLED. For a while now, if you asked her when she got to go to school, she would say, "In September". And who are your teachers? "Ms. Bonnie and Ms. Nancy!" She was READY!!!!

I dropped her off in her classroom and she never turned back. I tried multiple times to tell her bye. To tell her I'd be back in a little and have fun with your friends. To ask her if she remembers her teachers. If she remembered where the potty was. To tell her to have a great day. Have fun. Okay mommy is leaving. NOTHING! She went STRAIGHT for the puzzle she was talking about earlier that morning. The one she remembered playing with at "meet the teacher". I could see her through the window when I went to my car and she was still playing and very determined to master that puzzle.

Her teachers said she had a great day! And even asked to go potty! :)

Then, just to add to her firsts. Kaisley also visited the dentist for the first time. Luckily Brookston has a blast at the dentist, so Kaisley wasn't nervous at all going back there. They are GREAT there. They make sure to let the kids play before having them sit in the chair and use very kid friendly words. It's a pediatric dentist and they treat them so well. I think my favorite part is that the dentist just dresses in street clothes, even a baseball cap, so he doesn't look all scary! :)

They have toys and games in the back and the kids came out with so many treats. Kaisley had a "pearl necklace", Brookston a jeep toy car. They each had a figurine animal, stickers, a balloon, new toothbrushes. Seriously exciting stuff! :)

The picture is something they do for each child during their first visit. Kaisley had a great check up and no concerns at all. She did have a few tears when the dentist came by, but she sat in Ms. Hailey's lap and did pretty good in the end.

Brookston, while he did great and came out with big smiles, has two small cavities. Uh oh! Luckily the amazing dentist said he's very determined to keep their positive relationship, so I'm confident he will do a great job when Brookston has his teeth "painted" next month.


Jenny said...

How exciting!! We have been so slack about getting Olivia to the dentist. I had no idea they had to deal with cavities on baby teeth - can't they just wait for it to fall out?? Good luck Brookston!

Michelle said...

Jenny, I'll facebook you too. But, the dentist said since he's only 4 and he will have these teeth til he's at least 10, that's a lot of time for the teeth to continue to decay. If he were 8, he'd probably just keep an eye on them. But, we still have a while with these baby teeth!

Jenny said...

Olivia better hope she gets joey's teeth...thr fahle side are terrible! Time to get her to s dentist.