Today’s (totally optional) Prompt:
What is something you have passed on (on purpose or not) to your children?
Or what did your parents pass on to you?
When I was little, about to lose my first tooth, my very best friend told me that when you go to the dentist to have a tooth pulled, they gave you a shot with a GIANT NEEDLE and then used a HUGE drill in your mouth and it HURT LIKE YOU WERE GETTING STABBED.
Maybe it wasn’t so dramatic and all, but it scarred me for life.
I’ve been a bad dental patient all my life. Even though I have great teeth and all, I’ve cried and screamed at, bitten and puked on my dentist.
Looks like I’ve passed on that anxiety to my kid.
This week he had to go to the dentist to get the first of 6 cavities filled. (He obviously has my sister’s teeth…)
He did a great job once he was there, but the night before and morning of, he was a huge ball of anxiety. It made me sad because I couldn’t help him. I didn’t know what to say because, well, I hold the same anxieties.
The best I could do was reassure him that while it would probably be uncomfortable, I would NEVER let them do anything to him that I wouldn’t let them do to me.
Oh, and I told him he’d get $5.
A little bribery never hurt, right?
What have you passed on to your child without meaning to? Or if you don’t have children, what did your parent(s) pass on to you?
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