Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Victory Today

My oldest has always struggled with brushing her teeth. This simple task has been complicated by her sensory integration disfunction. I have done everything I know to do to help her learn, but felt like she was destined to have false teeth. The past six months, she wouldn't let me brush for her. I think because she knew a 12 y/o should be brushing her own teeth.
So, today, she had a cleaning. I was prepared to get the talk from the dentist about how her teeth were not getting cleaned. After the dentist dicussed some orthodontic issues, I asked the hygenist what areas of her teeth did G need to pay special attention. I was shocked to hear, "None. She has been doing a good job."

This is a day to celebrate. Right up there with the first day that she was able to write an "s" between the lines.


Melissa said...

Well done, G!! Congratulations!!

5Gustos said...

See! They do make progress, even when we aren't looking over their shoulder or hounding them constantly. It's definitely an encouragement. Thanks for the reminder. Good job, G. You're a special girl!