Trips to the Dentist 

We all need to go and probably most of us dread what we are going to be told, is there a problem that we aren’t aware of and worst case scenario is having a tooth or teeth out.

Both myself and Keighley aren’t overly keen on the dentist for various reasons and I myself had been for six years up until two weeks ago. During that appointment I was told I would have to have one of my wisdom teeth out.

However that isn’t the reason for this post, whilst I was lying there on the dentists chair I got thinking to the fact that Oliver has never been to the dentist. I know a parenting faux par but when you have two parents that aren’t overly keen on the dentist, then going isn’t high on the list. I would like to say at this point that both Oliver and Leo brush their teeth both morning and night and we are always careful as to how much sugar etc they have in their diet.


Oliver after his first ever dentist appointment, complete with sticker!


Whilst I was lying there thinking about this fact, I also decided to rectify this issue. Once I had had the news that I needed a tooth removed, I had to book a follow up appointment for me and then I booked Oliver his first ever appointment.

Fast forward to this week Oliver had his first ever dentists appointment and he sailed through with flying colours. On the day of the appointment he was nervous and when it came to the dental surgery he stood silently in the room and I thought that it was going to go badly, however once I sat on the chair he was up on my lap he then laid back when asked and  opened his mouth for the dentist to count and check his teeth. As stated he flew through his appointment with no problems at all.

Once we were back in the car afterwards Oliver actually said to me that he wasn’t scared of the dentist anymore and that he was glad that his teeth were perfect.

What are your kids dentist stories? We would love to hear about them.


On Yer Bike! 

Oliver has been asking for a bike for a little while, long enough for us to know he was serious about wanting one. He has been riding a bike at school during breaks and at lunch and has developed the desire to further pursue the new skills that he had acquired.

So recently we went to the bike shop and let Oliver choose a bike that both he liked and we thought suitable for him as a first bike.

Well to say it has been a success is an understatement. He loves it and he loves riding his bike. The bike he chose was a Police themed bike and he loves it.

I wrote last week about how I’m really not a fan of sport or exercise, however the one thing I have always enjoyed is Cycling. I haven’t really kept it up as an adult however as a kid I rode practically everywhere. Summer holidays were spent riding to local parks and woods and spending the day out on bikes with my brother and friends. Since Oliver has gotten his bike we have already been out multiple times and both Oliver and Leo have enjoyed the rides in the countryside around our village, Leo has use of Olivers old trike, which has a handle for myself or Keighley to push him along.

I am looking forward to the future when the boys are that little bit older and the whole family can go on a long cycle ride for the day. This wont be for a few years yet but in the mean time we have to concentrate on getting Oliver less dependant on his stabilisers and riding on two wheels rather then four. I am looking forward to how Oliver and Leos riding skills develop over the next few years.