Thursday, February 26, 2009

Glad I Didn't Get a Babysitter

I had to go back to my oral surgeon's office today for my follow up visit and to get my stitches out. I had briefly considered finding a babysitter for Quinn, but then dismissed the idea because I figured he could sit and play with his Leapster.

My appointment was at 11 a.m., and Quinn and I pulled in to a nearby parking garage at 10:43. I was back on the street driving away at 11:01. And that includes time spent encouraging Quinn to climb up two double flights of stairs.

I didn't get a chance to sit down on the electric blue couch before they took me back into the exam room. Quinn didn't get a chance to climb up on the neon green stool they wheeled in for him to sit on before the dentist got there. And I didn't have a chance to make any embarrassing snarky comments before the dentist said, "Looks good! We have some papers for you at the front."

He looked in my mouth for maybe—maybe—ten seconds. And that includes the time he spent snipping out my stitches.

Now THAT'S how you run a doctor's office.

Although even though I had threatened/bribed Quinn with treats, he didn't even have time to be bad, so he got to pick out a treat at 7-11.

He chose ice cream.


My sister on getting her wisdom teeth out: "They gave me a shot of local anesthesia, told me to take ibuprofen, and I had to walk home."

I know. Total bummer for her, huh?


  1. That's how my dentist is too, I love it there. Not that I love dental work or anything but I love them actually making me feel like my time is important vs most doctors who are aholes and waste your entire day.

  2. Maybe something about being younger when having it done? I was 18, had all done in one day and ate a cheeseburger the next day. No pain pills.
    What did I know? Nobody gathered around me asking if I was okay so I just figured I was. Like a toddler. :)

  3. I think Quinn made a bold choice. It's a bit cold for ice cream - but it really is the Cadillac of treats.

  4. Heaven to have a visit like that!! Glad you are healing well!

  5. WOW! I wonder if your dentist has a brother who's an ENT?

    And go Quinn on that ice cream! (Hopefully we won't see your couch on the next post of the Junk Pyramid!)

  6. I'm laughing my butt off at that picture. I think he enjoyed that ice cream a little too much!!

    I worried myself sick for a month over getting my one wisdom tooth pulled. I sat down, got one numbing shot, he pulled it out in 5 seconds and off I went. I had no problems whatsoever. What a waste of good worrying. LOL

  7. Quinn is sweet to share his ice cream with the couch.

  8. So cute!

    Your sister's experience sounds like my colonoscopy. (TMI!)

  9. That will work for


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