Monday, July 27, 2009

Dreaded Dental Day

First, some quick New Moon News!

Here are some higher quality versions of the clips from New Moon that were shown at Comic-Con. They have subtitles, which is fantastic, so you can understand what they are saying over all of the screaming. Plus, these have the handy HD button so you can see them even better. I also just have to say thank you to Chris Weitz for the gratuitous male toplessness in both clips. All of the horny Twilighters around the world owe you a debt of gratitude.

According to a story that was reported to British OK! magazine, Rob Pattinson thinks that Edward is a weirdo and not a dreamboat. I have to wonder if he knows his character very well. Of course there are several women in this world who have read the books multiple times and are probably more familiar with Edward than Rob is (not naming any names). He seems to believe that if a female met someone like Edward he would probably be an axe murderer. Wha?! If I met someone like Edward, I would fall for him hook, line, and sinker. I do feel a little sorry for him that thousands of Twilight fans project their image of Edward on to Rob. If you'd like to read the article from E! News I will provide the link below.

This morning was Zane's visit to dentist. His appointment was at 9am, but we got there at 8:50am. We ended up having to wait until almost 10am before Zane got called back. He was nervous and I was nervous and the long wait did not help. There was a hygienist that kept coming out to call people back. She had a mullet that was poofy on the top (very eighties), but I never said anything. Zane leaned over to me and said, "I hope I don't have to go back with that girl. Nice hair!" It completely cracked me up. A few minutes after that, a rather large family came in. There were six kids, a mom and (apparently) their uncle. He was one of the most obnoxious people I have ever had the misfortune of being around. He kept telling those kids to sit up straight and keep their hands in their laps, while he stood in front of them playing with a yo-yo. Everyone in the waiting room was looking at each other and rolling their eyes. It is my opinion that waiting rooms, particularly for children's doctors and dentists, are hell on earth. If it's not a kid acting out, it's an adult treating the kids like convicts.

Anyway. They called Zane back and he was so nervous. The dental assistant that got him ready was fantastic. She gave Zane laughing gas and he immediately was at ease. She asked if I wanted all of the dental work done or if we should do one side today and the rest next week. I wanted Zane to not have to go through all of that again, so they knocked it out all at once. The dentist came in and did the fillings and the dental assistant did the crown. When she was done she warned me that coming off of the gas might make him emotional. She pulled the gauze out of his mouth and it had blood on it, so I started to feel woozy myself. He got to pick a special prize and I had to carry him out. I felt so faint at the sight of Zane feeling uneasy. I had to sit in the car for a good five or ten minutes because I thought I might faint. I can watch other kids going through something like that, but when it's my child it's a different story. Plus, I have such a fear of the dentist personally and I don't want Zane to have that same fear.

He is doing better now. He was laying around for a little while and crying because he couldn't feel the left side of his face. The feeling is coming back and he started laughing and said, "Mommy feel this!" and wanted me to touch his chin. He didn't quite understand that he is the only one who can feel the tingling.

With all of that said I am so glad that everything is done. He had his kindergarten check-up and all of the shots that go along with that. He had his dental check-up and his fillings are done and he is registered for school. I pray that it will be a while before we have to go through anything else like this.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being so candid and vulnerable in your blog. I don't know if I've ever felt closer to you than I have in just these past few entries. You're very open and honest. Poignant even. And what a good mommy you are for putting aside your own fears and phobias and being strong for that little man of yours!