no, really. sometimes this whole "being the mama" things is just daunting.
alex had a bad experience at the dentist yesterday, thanks to a hygenist who felt the need to threaten him w/ sending me out of the room and to tell me that he was playing me and i was coddling him. VERY not cool. i know my kid. i know when he's playing me. and i know when he's genuinely freaking out. he has a hard time w/ new situations, and he's just a sensitive kid.
i was more focused on getting alex through it than how very WRONG that woman was. so many things i should have said. and i had an iffy feeling about it after our last time there - i shouldn't have gone back. spent the rest of the day in angry mamabear mode.
so. yeah. not taking him back there. we're going to call our dentist and see if he takes little kids, because i feel like the staff would actually LISTEN to me there, even if it's not a cool & well recommended pediatric dentist. as an added bonus it's 2 blocks away instead of on the other side of town.
afterwards, however, was nice. i had dropped ben off at my grandparents and alex and i had some time alone. we had a nice lunch at noodles & company (his choice! and i was sure we'd be having McD's or BK, so i was happy). talked a lot about kindergarten. he's excited. talked about our upcoming trip to mpls - excited about that, too. told matthew that we need to start each taking a kid out every couple weeks, especially once school starts. it's rare to get one on one time w/ then. would like to have more of it.