Kid 2 and I are going to the dentist for a routine cleaning in about 2 hours. Kid 2 has severe dental anxiety. She has not slept last night. She is over at our house, and so far Charlie the Frenchie is laying on her lap for emotional support, and Nykie, Kid 1’s dog, has tried to put her toy into Kid 2’s mouth to help with the emotional distress. No assurances from Kid 1, who actually worked as a certified dental assistant, are able to alleviate Kid 2’s anxiety.
Dear BDH, please think calming thoughts for us today so we can get through this appointment. I am counting on you.