Friday, March 13, 2009

I Hate the Dentist; I Love My Kids

I should clarify--I don't hate my dentist--I hate going to the dentist. I went today for a cleaning. When I walked into the waiting room, I could already hear the drill and it gave me the willies. Even cleanings are bad for me. My teeth are very sensitive and I always jump when the hygenist hits a nerve. I loathe sitting there not being able to talk--the whole thing is uncomfortable (and expensive!) Worse yet, I have a crown that needs to be replaced.

So as I was lying there in the chair telling the hygenist about how hard my kids are right now (I still try to talk even while she's cleaning--I can't shut up!) She stopped cleaning my teeth and told me about a dream she had about a week ago. She has grown children. In the dream, her grown children were young again. Her son, who is now 30, was about five years old in the dream--she said his hair was cut the exact way it was all those years ago and he was talking to her. She started crying telling me how wonderful it was to be transported back to when her kids were small. She said, "I just took his face in my hands while he was talking to me" then she couldn't finish because she started crying. She told me "they grow up so fast. I always knew they would grow up, I just didn't know it would happen so fast. Just grab your kids and kiss on them right now while they are little."

I started crying right there in the chair with the ugly goggles on. I came home and grabbed my Lukers who is my "big kid" and who I don't mug on enough. He is so cute and loves to snuggle. I am going to grab him more and snuggle and kiss him everyday before he grows up.

Just as a side note, I was volunteering at Luke's school the other day. I was taking down valentines that the children had made off a a bulletin board. Most of the valentines said "I love mom" or "I love dad." I was bracing myself to find "I love dad" on Luke's since he is such a daddy's boy lately. Then I came across this one:

I knew immediately whose it was. I just started laughing. He is all boy and he loves his toys.


sheryl said...


And pray you are not in for any surprises! The sweetest can turn.

If I only knew how and or why I think I would be a millionaire!

lindsey said...

A few things:

1. I hate going to the dentist. I hate it with my whole soul. It is the worst.

2. I may even hate all dentists. ;)

3. That is the best Valentine I've ever seen. So adorable.

4. You're hot. And that Luke is such a cute boy!

Bonnie said...

That reminds me I was supposed to call the dentist yesterday. They called to remind me that I was overdue for my cleaning. I go every 6 months usually but decided since we don't have dental ins. I would go once a year. I think that just drives them crazy (the dentist) haha.
I love what you said about her dream. What a wonderful reminder to just look at them more when they are talking and savor every moment!

The Mostess said...

That is cute. Bat caves rule all!

Kelly said...

That is so sweet and SO true. They do grow up so fast. Those pics of you and Luke are the cutest ever and need to be in frames in your house. You look AMAZING!

Pandy said...

I'm so happy you recognize the importance of "mugging" on Luke. For years I had a photo of Lindsay at about 2 months old hanging in my family room. I often found myself staring at that picture and literally aching to hold her in my arms again. It would bring me to tears. I finally had to take it down.

It's been a year since Ryan and Bailey were born and it seems impossible that they're already

I don't think you truly understand the notion of time flying until you have kids!

Enjoy every minute - even the hard ones.

Pandy said...

I forgot to mention the most important thing. YOU look amazing. I don't know how you girls do it. You have babies and end up looking better. The first picture of you and Luke is priceless!

Pat yourself on the back for taking such good care of yourself.

Jaime said...

Brooke! Thank you so much for the goody in the mail. Your kindness (and connections) is much appreciated. Looks like we'll be set for Easter. Very excited...

Jaime said...

Brooke! Clinique? Oh no no no no... So my sis and I are bring the crew to SLC for 5 weeks this spring. Lets make some plans to play and shop. I would like to be a good/bad influence on you. Game?

Linde said...

I loved this post! As I look at Jacob turning 1 next week I can't believe how fast it has gone. On a day-to-day basis, sometimes a day can feel like a year, but on the whole--the boys are growing up!

I laughed so hard at the I love my bat cave!!

Lori said...

Brooke, KJ and I are in the car driving home from his parent's house. I am reading your blog out loud to him and we are both laughing so hard that I had to write a comment to let you know. You and Sam are both great writers. I can hear your voices in each word. Can't wait for the next entry!