September 12, 2008

Day at the Dentist

Wednesday morning both boys had their teeth cleaned at the dentist. Dental hygiene is not our favorite subject around here so I was a little anxious on how things would turn out. We were cavity free, but when Mrs. Lynn asked Zachary how often he brushes his teeth, he proudly told her, "I NEVER brush my teeth!" Bless his heart for his honesty!

Jillian, these pics are for you!



Since getting scolded by Mrs. Lynn and Dr. Kinny we have been 100% on teeth brushing since our visit. Zachary has a chart and is working toward a skateboard! Here is our conversation regarding the consistency this week:

Me: "Zachary, I cannot even tell you how proud I am that you have done so well brushing your teeth since Wednesday."
Z: "Oh Mama, please just tell me."
Me: "I am so proud I cannot even put it into words. That's what it means when I say I cannot even tell you."
Z: "Just say it, Mama. Just say I am so so so proud of you for brushing your teeth."
Me: "Ok. I am so so so proud of you for brushing your teeth and for reminding me even when I don't think of it."
Z: "Thanks, Mama. And I am so so so proud of you, too."

And while we are talking good health, here is what Zachary told me this week regarding taking care of yourself:
"You have to keep your body safe. Don't let your teeth rot. Keep your bones from breaking and keep them together. This is how you live a long time."

Easy enough!

6 comments:

The Garners said...

What wise words to live by! He's so funny! I'm laughing out loud that he said he never brushes his teeth.

Mandy said...

He is getting to be such a BIG boy!

Jillian said...

thank you! great story! i was always forced to brush my teeth when i was little- i hated it!!!! your boys are the cutest.

The Ealy's said...

Too precious!

Soldier in Training said...

I am cracking up!!! He is too funny! These kids are hilarious at this age. I think he's got the picture for "keeping your body safe." I don't know though--somehow that doesn't go hand-in-hand with the word "skateboard!"

I hold my breath every time we go to the dentist because the last time they told her she needed to brush twice a day she let them know that her mom only made her do it once a day! I was so embarrased!

kay said...

I loved your pictures. Such cute and precious boys. But in KK's defense, the bike is a great idea! I'm thinking of getting one and it would need to be a "nerdy" one because I'm not sure I could handle gears and brakes on the handle bars.
Kay Rose