Kate, would you rather
- Do school and get your mind off your worries
- Take the day off and do double schoolwork tomorrow
She chose #2. (and then curled up in the fetal position on the couch)
It worked out great, really. I got the house all clean and Kate got to spend the morning worrying 100% just like she wanted.
In the afternoon I took all the girls into the dentist office for their check-ups. We were greeted by the whirring sound of the drill and the overpowering scent of fruityness that's just doesn't quite do it's job of covering up the smell of latex and fluoride. (Ewwww. I'm cringing as I write.) You wouldn't believe the grim look on all the girls faces as they sat and waited their turns. In the end they returned from their checkups relatively happy with their new toothbrushes, a bag of prizes, and NO CAVITIES. Oh the relief on Kate's face!
Today, we did it. We doubled up on the schoolwork-- and all without any complaints.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: I wish I was a worm so I never had to go to the dentist (Kate)