The day of the appointment could not have been more perfect. The dentist was amazing and Jack was so brave! Those were two things that were just gifts! Jack was called back first and he went with the hygienist all by himself, sat on the chair, and did not care a bit that I wasn't with him! What a trooper!
Cal was more tentative at first. I could see his hesitation when was told to sit down. I could almost see him thinking through Daddy's encouragement God will make you brave, but sometimes you have to go even before you start feeling brave. Calvin sat in the chair and didn't look back. Even with little tears in his eyes during the first couple minutes, he cooperated. It really was God making him brave because he has such a hard time in those situations!!
Dr. Sonshine commented about how amazing the boys were. I just had to say that we prayed a lot as a family for courage. This was so not our "normal" family response to a totally new situation! I'm so thankful! Oh, and Luke just sat in one spot on the floor in Cal's exam room and played for a while hour. I mean......
We have since gotten a little card in the mail from the dentist welcoming us to the practice. Calvin says that Dr. Sonshine sent that to us, and only us, because he is the best patient he has ever had.
Jack didn't view the whole thing as much of a big deal at all. He does love the fact that you get to watch tv, eat treats, pick a toy from a treasure box, and get a light-up tooth brush, though!