Friday, October 9, 2009

Shared Loves

All parents like to share their favorite things with their children. J has absolutely enjoyed sharing his love and skill of hockey with T. T has absolutely loved it. Nothing makes him happier than when daddy asks if he wants to go to the ice rink! He is doing SO well too! When his feet got big enough a few months ago we took him off of his double runner skates and put him in "real" skates. He will skate on his own for a little bit, he loves holding a hockey stick and shooting the puck but his FAVORITE thing is when daddy holds his arms and goes "speedy fast" all the way around the rink. He loves getting "snowed" by daddy almost as much. He is definitely well on his way to feeling like the ice rink is his home.

Well, I too have a deep love for something that I wanted to share with T. I was so excited last week because I had an appointment set up to take him to the dentist. I love the dentist. LOVE it. Its what I look forward too every day of my life. To me there is nothing better than having someone else clean my teeth. Ahhhh... I love it. I don't even mind the dentists lame jokes. Well, my child has less of a love for the dentist. Sad but true. He was very cooperative through his tears though. As upset as he was, when he was asked to open, he opened. When he was asked to rinse, he rinsed. He did so good...he just did it very upset.
And there may be some of you who don't know that T has a VERY sensitive gag reflex. He gags at everything. He doesn't throw up anymore (thank goodness), but he gags incessantly.
Here are a few of our favorites...
the smell of hard boiled eggs
the drip of milk that came out of a baby's mouth
the puddle of syrup from a bottle HE dropped
the aforementioned baby eating applesauce
and of the dentist when his teeth were painted with fluoride.

And many, many more...