I’ve been waiting for this day for almost 6 years.
I’m typing this as I sit in the dentist office waiting room. There is peace and quiet, something that has NEVER happened in the 3 years I’ve been taking both of my boys to the dentist.
Both boys are back with their dental hygienists and here I sit.
So many times I’ve literally left the office CRYING on the way home, not because of the bill, not because I was numbed up or gotten teeth pulled. Something much worse: controlling two boys, forcing them to sit still and behave, praying they don’t embarrass me in front if everyone.
I can vividly remember Carver throwing a full blown tantrum on the floor of the waiting room, screaming at the top of his lungs. I can remember the boys attempting to jump off chairs, and fight over the few toys with other kids. When I say it’s been a struggle, the struggle is REAL.
I never thought this day would come where both boys are behaving. Neither one needs me to hold them down or force them to participate in the exam. Here I sit in peace and quiet. No threats under my breath, no dirty looks, no embarrassment, no tantrums, just HGTV playing in the background, sipping on my coffee, and some time to type out this blog post.
To my fellow mamas, your day will come too. Today is a day I never thought would come, certainly not this soon.
The doctors visits, dentist appointments, eye doctors, they aren’t always going to be so hard. You won’t always leave in tears. Every outing won’t end in frustration and public humiliation. Your child’s behavior does not reflect your worth as a mother. Your day is coming too, mama.