Your day is coming.

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.

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  1. Susan the Farm Quilter
    June 14, 2022 / 12:08 am

    When my youngest (now 32) was between one and two, I was at the dentist for me and she was in her stroller, facing me down by my feet. I had a bunch of special treats (Gushers, etc.) that I would lob into her stroller whenever she’d start making noises. I never lifted my head, just lobbed the treat in. To this day, my dentist still remembers me doing that and laughs about it. They loved going to see Dr. Mike (he married my best childhood friend), so they knew him outside the office and there were never any tantrums. Fun walk down memory lane!

  2. Kim from TN
    June 14, 2022 / 2:10 am

    Your young boys are growing up and becoming more comfortable with you being there but not super close. I’m so glad that you can see this change and enjoy it, in the moment. Enjoy your coffee and peace and quiet. You are a great mom and you and Craig are raising some wonderful young men.

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