Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A couple of firsts!

The last 48 hours my big boy had a couple of firsts... just another glaring reminder that he's growing up way. too. fast.

Monday afternoon, my in-laws kept H for the afternoon so that PC and I could take E to his first movie at a movie theatre.  Not an overly huge deal unless of course you're three and a half and have never been to that 'big blue building with all the lights by the bookstore'.

PC scoped out Brave in 3D as a good movie for the first experience. At first I thought it might be a little too intense, but the 3D factor was a good call. I have to say, the last time I went to a 3D movie was well... the Muppets in Disney World, circa 1992. 3D movies have come a long way in 10 years!

There was a beary scary part midway through the movie where I thought E might not like it, but he actually laughed as we reminded him its not real, and just for pretend.  It turned out to be a really fun story and he's still talking about his favorite parts to anyone who will listen.

Great first experience at the movies... the traditional non-3D movie might be a bit of a let down the next time we go, given that E hasn't take off his plastic 3D glasses since it was over!

After the movie, we hit East Side's for a signature strawberry banana float and a bit of supper for the big kids! Then early the next morning, was E's first cleaning with the dentist.  I made mistake of telling him that he didn't have to tell the dentist about all the treats he had at the movies, and that it would just be 'our little secret', and since then, everything he talks about finishes with '...but that will just be our little secret right Mommy?' #parentingfail.

He's been to the dentist once before when he was two... but just to have his teeth counted. This was his first time going through the real deal with the cleaning and polishing, and he did fabulous.  I actually think he might be more tolerant than me with having someone clean his teeth - he literally just laid back and took it all in.  The hygienist was extremely patient and E seemed to appreciate her informing him of her every move.  On top of that he got a stellar report from the dentist (Dr. André Théorêt) and was rewarded with a bouncy ball and a bag of oral care treats, complete with his very own FLOSS (might as well have been a chocolate suckers by his reaction)!
All in all, a great first experience at the dentist... I have my doubts that it will be this easy with H, but ya never know!
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