Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Oh the TERROR of it all

This is going to be a quickie because I escaped for just a short time and the library is going to close soon. Also, no pictures (sigh...some day I will post pictures again).
Kember is starting school in September. She is very excited about this (we will see how excited she is when it actually rolls around), and is constantly telling anyone who will listen that she is going to school in september and gets to ride the bus all by herself (again, we will see if she actually will, but she's excited for now). I'm excited for her. I think it will be a great experience and give me a little break from three kids. Anyway, to go to school everything needed to be up-to-date...like doctors appointments, immunizations, and dentists. Everything was right on schedule...except the dentist. Well, I called and got her an appointment and I thought "No problem." See, Kember normally does really well at new things. Apparently the Dentist is the exception. Holy cow. She cried/screamed for 45 minutes. She clung on to me sooo tight I couldn't breath. Caden thought the whole thing was really cool, but I couldn't really chase him down while I had an attachment of Kember on me. All the Dentist wanted to do was count her teeth. We had even practiced the day before and talked about it, read books, etc. After he got her teeth counted (20, just incase you were wondering) and left she calmed down a little (he must have scared her) the nurse/hygenist was able to apply floride and do the air thing in her mouth. Boy, it was quite the process and completely wore me out. But she loved the little bag of stuff they gave her afterwards. Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to going back in 6 months, and I think we are going to find another dentist that has a more kid friendly office. I might even try going with a friend so Kember can watch. Who knows....I might just put it off and wait until she's older...yep, that's good parenting for you!
Oh, and speaking of terrors, I had a doctor appointment today and had to do the diabetes test...yuck. The nasty orange drink is still nasty, but at least this one wasn't carbonated. It definitely makes it easier to chug if you don't have fizzy bubbles burning your throat.
I think we are finally over the "sick" phase of ... whatever phase we were in. After both kids had high fevers and threw-up all over we are good to go. Our van is still dead (oops..that's my fault), so I'm taking Dan to school in the mornings. It's a little early for me, but since we aren't locking Kember in her room at night anymore (night time potty training has begun...speaking of terrors) she is able to get out and about around 6ish...oh happy happy day. I love child proof locks, and am definitely going to miss that option.

11 comments:

Loni said...

So confused. Kember is only three. How can she be going to school and on the bus to boot? Please fill us in.

Christie said...

Did you say 3 kids??? Are you having another one???

SarahBrummett said...

I didn't know you were pregant?! Congrats! That is way fun! Three kids....get ready to be very busy! (As if you already aren't) :)

Andrea said...

I'm thrilled that you are still blogging, even though you don't have internet at home.

But, I am totally confused. Did I miss a post? What happened to your van?

Michelle said...

3 kids. Wow. Congrats, Tarah! And I think I'm STILL that afraid of the dentist. Some people never grow out of it. :)

Rorie said...

We tried to get Joey in to the dentist a while ago. They told us to wait til he was 5. Seriously? That seems a bit ridiculous to me. We've only got one other choice within a 30 mile radius though.
I hope that your kids didn't get the fever/pukies from my kid. If so, I'm terribly, horribly sorry. :(
Glad you were able to blog one more time, I love reading them!

Liz Barnes said...

I'm glad you can still blog. I've missed it.
Connor has already been to the dentist twice (although we don't have dental insurance anymore, so I am just going to do his fluoride treatment at home and not take him in...the joy of working for a dental company).
I can't believe that Kember is growing up so much. Is she going to a public preschool? I know that in Virginia all kids are required to go when they are 4. I thought that was so unusual when Jeff's mom told me about it, but since then I've heard of a lot of other places that do that.

Lindsay said...

Hooray for preschool! I miss Kenzie terribly while she's gone, but it does make for a better week because we don't get tired of each other. :) So sorry to hear about the dentist traumas - I'm sure they're used to it! And CONGRATULATIONS on the pregnancy... that's exciting!

michelle said...

I'm with Andrea. What happened to your car?

amber said...

Yeah... I'm with everyone, too... No car? Three kids? I was beginning to think I was a bad person for forgetting about one of our children... I guess not, though. Congratulations! :) (and good luck)

Loughmillers said...

Congratulations on your third and good luck on potty training. We finally potty trained Mackenzie about a month ago. She has had a couple of accidents but now she is doing better than ever.