Thomas had a filling today. I booked an early appointment, I couldn't bear the thought of him sat at school all day worrying about it. I wasn't sure how he'd be but we went prepared with headphones and music. I've been going to her for years and she's known Amy and Thomas since they were born. She's firm but kind and won't do anything the children aren't happy with. That's not to say she isn't able to make an objective judgement on whether they're just playing me up or not!
Anyway, Thomas was brilliant. He jumped into the chair and after a couple of squirms while the injection was being administered, simply lay there with his headphones on for the 20 minutes it took to do the job. I was so proud of him. Afterwards, when I asked him what he'd listened to he said "nothing, I forgot to turn it on and I didn't want to move". Bless him. At least the headphones worked in drowning out all the noise ....and her! Every time she spoke to him he completely ignored her!
He declared himself too old for a sticker, so came away with a small tube of toothpaste in each pocket instead and another life experience under his belt.
On the way home we went to Lidl for the weekly shop. He never comes shopping and really enjoys it when he does. They had hyacinths this week so these went into the trolley along with a bunch of pink tulips.
Back home, Mark offered to make me a sandwich for lunch. If I'd known he was going to produce this I'd have said yes. The man most certainly can, when he wants to.
I'm in the process of researching flutes. One of the things on my 2016 list is to learn how to play an instrument. I can read music at a basic level from my school days of recorder club, organ lessons and dabbling in the violin, guitar and cello so that will help. I've always fancied having a go at the flute and the added bonus is my niece plays it and will give me a few lessons.
Thomas has just shown me a youtube clip of a little boy who accidentally walked out of a restaurant with a cup. His mother is telling him she's phoning the police and he's going to jail. The poor child is hysterical. I really don't get this craze of upsetting your children so you can post their reaction for strangers to laugh at. In fact, I think it's cruel. Is it just me that doesn't see the funny side or am I being over-sensitive?