The hygienist came out to the waiting area and called Sia's name. She looked at me, then Slade and he grabbed her hand and walked her back into
Thankfully, another hygienist came out to let me know that Sia was doing great but she was a little teary-eyed, however, she told me now Elle was holding her hand and wiping any tears. Ahhh... the comfort of siblings. I felt so much better and knew it was best that I remained in the waiting area. She would have really cried if she saw me. And, thankfully she had Elle by her side.
And then, before I knew it, out they came. Sia and Elle had gigantic smiles with new toothbrushes, prizes and stickers in hand. She did it. Sia's first dentist appointment was complete (and without mommy by her side). I was so proud of her and proud of Slade and Elle for the comfort they gave to their little sister. Slade came out next with the same statement of accomplishment on his face. He too was smiling big.
I checked out and left
Sia is not so happy as our wonderful pediatric dentist commemorates the event with a photograph. Elle steps in to help hold a
giant toothbrush for the photograph since Sia absolutely refused to.
And afterwards in the car, Sia is very happy showing her pearly whites as she drinks her well-deserved milkshake.