Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - Update

I thought these pictures were fitting since I had a dentist appt today. Olivia liked the seahorse toothbrush that I picked up for her while I was there. She likes to put the toothbrush in her mouth, but. . .she doesn't do any real brushing. That task is for mom and dad to do and she hates it. I never get her teeth brushed very well and I have this huge fear that her teeth are going to go bad. I mean, how do you keep it fun for your child, but at the same time. . .do a thorough job? We usually use a vibrating tooth brush which has really helped us get to this point, but we still have a long way to go. Hopefully, she is a lot better by the time she has to go to the dentist because I can't imagine it at this point. Yikes! But, my appointment went fine. I've never dreaded the dentist, however, like some people do. I'd much rather go there than to a checkup at the doctor's office.

In high school, I thought I had decided that I wanted to be a dental hygenist, but later decided to go with my childhood desire to be a teacher. Of course, I ALWAYS wanted to be a mom. . .that decision never changed. I didn't realize that it would have been easier to become a doctor or a lawyer than a mom. My greatest desire was the hardest to achieve. . . how is that fair? Guess life isn't fair. . . .


Stacie said...

Cute pictures!!

I purchased a toothbrush for Madison last week, but haven't introduced it yet. I know I need to get on that though.

I can remember being a child and my parents brushing my teeth before bed. And, you're right ... it wasn't fun. Not sure I'm ready for that bedtime struggle just yet. :)

Your dream of being a Mom is the desire God placed in your heart. He knew that you would be an amazing Mom. And, while we both know it's much harder than we ever thought it would be - there is no greater calling ... and no greater blessing to hear the word "Mom" spoken from our daughters mouths. Wow!

Hope you girls have a great day. It's morning nap time around here. :)

Mary said...

Jodi, don't sweat the tooth brush thing. This is something every parent struggles with. Believe me, her teeth will not rot. You just need to keep trying,and eventually she will get better about letting you help her. Been there done that!



I don't know if this would fit Olivia's personality, but when I give Maddie her vitamins I show her all of the left over gunk in her teeth after she chews it. She is ready to brush her teeth when she sees the mess in her mouth. She went through a stage in her early second year when she didn't like it, but the vitamins always worked.

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

My kids are weird and actually like to have their teeth brushed. But, I found a tooth brush that sings at Babies R Us and both of the kids love theirs. Since Olivia likes music and songs and stuff that might help make brushing time a little better.

Tiffany said...

We struggle with tooth brushing, but it gradually gets better. My lil one has feeding and sensory issues, so I know that makes it a lilttle harder. What I don't get with the toothbrush, I juast wipe with a face cloth.

BTW, my son is 22 months and has his first dentist appointment this month. Oh my!