Sometimes we really do underestimate our kids don't we ? I was wringing my hands, shuffling my feet, deciding whether to stay in the room or not, as she looked expectantly at me, during her recent visit to the Dentist.
What a brave soul she was ! But wait. I think it was the button she was asked to press to operate the chair, and the Cartoon that played on the ceiling that really stopped those tears. It made her feel important. With "Little Einsteins" for company on the ceiling, what could ever go wrong ? Big Jie Jie was also asked if she wanted to help be an assistant, and put on gloves and goggles like Mr Dentist ! What a treat ! But my shy No.1 politely declined... haiz...
With a smile, No. 2 hopped on - this tiny, minute being, onto a chair that dwarfed her. Of course, large credit goes to my really suave, sweet dentist who saved all the big grins for C, and the stern warning for mommy - "you need to brush her teeth more thoroughly" he says - while i was hoping for reactions to be more the other way around !
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