Squishies and dentist check ups

There’s still a part of me that’s slightly terrified taking two boys out by myself, anywhere. Z is always a delight on his own. His little road runner brother is just about manageable on his own, but put the two together and it’s like taking out my very own, very active, hurricane.

Knowing this, we’ve managed to successfully go out for a solo for noodles and the toddler only tried to leg it about 3 times. He’s reached the age now where he’s too big to trap into a high chair so we have to risk him sitting in a “proper chair”. We did manage to entertain him with several pairs of chopsticks, as well as some new squishies that we bought (who knew these are all the current rage!). I’ve realised it’s starting to get a tiny bit easier. We probably won’t always be this lucky, but it does give us hope for some calmer trips outside.

One excellent way to keep both our boys behaving well is to take them to the dentist. I remember being terrified of mine. For some bizarre reason, our boys think it’s some kind of treat to have their regular dental check up. Z now understands he needs to open wide to have all his teeth checked and has a tiny amount of nerves in case he gets told off for eating too many sweets. The toddler, on the other hand, will talk non stop, even with all the dentists paraphernalia in his mouth. He is told to shhh every few seconds but he’s so desperate the dentist up with all his tales that the check ups are usually done at lightning speed. At least it went well!

16 thoughts on “Squishies and dentist check ups”

  1. Love the picture of the two boys together. Z looks very protective of his little brother. I used to be frightened of taking all of my kids out on my own too. I would be OK in the local area, just going to the shops etc. But my daughter would have been at primary school before I dared take all three of them anywhere on my own. I think my daughter quite likes squishies too! She doesn’t have any because she probably feels a bit old for them, but she always has to fiddle with them in shops.
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  2. Glad your outing with two boys went well. Squishes are definitely all the rage, but thankfully we managed to avoid it. 🙂
    My younger one also enjoyed going to the dentist for check-ups as he would get a sticker, but not any longer. I have a phobia of dentists, so just the smell as you enter makes me panic.

  3. Ahh! I remember taking my two out when they were little and it was like hearding cats. One would run one way and the other the other way. lol It does get easier.
    Lovely photos! My youngest is crazy about Squishies and both of my two love going to the dentist. Our dentist is amazing with kids and is hilarious with it so they see it as a treat too x
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  4. Ah yes, I do remember those days…now it’s the teenager who walks off, she doesn’t like to be seen with her parents haha. I’m glad they enjoy their dental check ups, my kids are the same. x

  5. I can imagine it must be difficult – there were moments when taking one child somewhere was quite enough for me. Nice that E is settling down now a bit – it should make it easier in the long run.
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  6. Ah, the dentist. Oddly, my kids like going to. I say oddly, I’m actually quite thankful. Can you imagine having to take kids who were terrified of dental check ups?? And was that Wagamama? Superb for kids!

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