Our Trip to the Dentist & The Perks of Homeschool Life

Our adventure today was a necessary trip to the Dentist for LJ. This is hardly the stuff of exploring into the great unknown, {or photography, the dignity…} but an honest {awful} part of life. Today the kids helped me work, we did chores and as a family navigated the terrifying trip to the dentist. It can’t always be the fun side of the island.

LJ was feeling apprehensive to say the least about his upcoming visit and shared some of his fears about the infamous ‘chair’. ‘I don’t like it when I see the silver tools coming into my mouth’ no one does babe, no one. Why is it that their tools have to look so torture-esque? It is not endearing.

Shane and I proceeded to share our {ahem} dental wisdom on how to avoid being scared. ‘Close your eyes and dream of far away places, work it out now; Formula 1 Races, soccer, surfing… you name it, dream it and imagine yourself to a far away place. If you need to keep your eyes open, look at the Doctor’s picture of a tropical island on the roof and imagine being there instead, I mean really imagine being anywhere else.’

If it were me today, I would have imagined being at ‘The Boathouse’ a gorgeous Sydney Cafe on the Beach. Much more homely and picturesque than the Dental Surgery.

Our Trip to the Dentist and the Perks of Homeschool Life

Flowers for the soul. Water for the mind.

Our Trip to the Dentist and the Perks of Homeschool Life

Bowls of Lemons & Bouquets of Peonies and Cabbage. {Or Perhaps it’s Kale, far prettier as a plant than in salad}.

Our Trip to the Dentist and the Perks of Homeschool Life

Outdoor Sinks and Blue Shiplap. {Be still my Farmhouse Heart}.

Our Trip to the Dentist and the Perks of Homeschool Life

Coffee Days and Sunshine.

Our Trip to the Dentist and the Perks of Homeschool Life

Boats & Strings of Lights.

Not a bad way to dream your way out of a tooth extraction. Regardless of the pain of chores and oral hygiene visits, I am truly grateful for the care we receive and the space to do what is required when needed, without missing any valuable learning time. We simply moved the schedule till much later in the day, and were able to visit the Dr at a convenient time. Ah, the perks of homeschool life. Wouldn’t have it any other way, dentist and all.

 

Lots of Love

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This is Day Sixteen of my 31 Days of Homeschool Adventures series, click here to read more.

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