We went to the dentist for the 3 older kids. Spencer was the only one who had a good seat, earphones, a movie and sunglasses on while we waited. Syd went back and forth between making Spencer feel safe and comfortable to sitting down quietly in the corner. Cameron bouced from my lap to the floor, peeked around corners to all of the other rooms...rooms that were all full of patients, families and dental assistants. He was antsy and at one point even laid down on the floor next to the dentists chair so that he could watch what was happening on How To Train A Dragon on the ceiling.
I noticed his pants pockets were poking out, so the next time he stood in front of me I took that opportunity to tuck them in. Cameron giggled and loudly announced, "MOMMY YOU'RE TICKLING MY PENIS !"
I closed my eyes and swallowed as I quietly corrected him, "I'm sorry buddy, I didn't mean to touch your penis, I was tucking in your pockets." There's just no taking that one back is there.
Only one of the dental assitants smiled at me as she put some of the paper work on the trays in our room seconds later. I'll of course never know if it was a courtesy smile or if she had overheard what he said.
I walked briskly down the hall to the bathroom tonight and as I entered I locked myself in. aaaaaah I did it.
I hadn't even sat down on the toilet before the door knob began to shake back and forth.
"MOM, let me in. MOM, it's Spencer"
"Spencer, I'm going potty, hold on just a minute."
"MOM, I can't get in. You pushed the doorknob and turned it and now I can't get in."
"MOM, I need to go potty too."
of course you do. "Buddy, I'm almost finished, I just need a little privacy"
"MOM, can I come in yet." I unlocked the door and start washing my hands.
Spencer immediately comes in and gives a little laugh, "Mom, I couldn't open the door because you locked it and I had to go to the bathroom" He stands at the sink and plays with the cap to a water bottle.
"Buddy, I thought you had to go to the bathroom ?"
"oh, yeah, I do (laugh)" walks over and does a courtesy pee.
"mama, mama, ouch (cry) ouch (cry)"
"What's the matter buddy ?"
"ah penis hurt. ouch." Nathan pulls his pants down to reveal, the um, problem, "see? ah doctor"
"You need to go to the doctor buddy ?"
"yeah, ah doctor. ah penis hurts. ah owie"
We played a crazy game of patty cake and things seem to "resolve" themselves.