I have had to learn to face my anxiety issues about the dentist, so to take my kids.... torture!!! So, Tyler went to the dentist yesterday. Not always a good thing. We knew he had 2 little cavities that needed to be filled. I never told him about the whole shot-in-your-mouth thing. When I told the dentist that Tyler didn't know about novocain, he made me feel better when he said that one wouldn't hurt, but the second one would be borderline. I geared up to sit in the room and listen to the sounds that have caused me to do years on a councilor's couch. I have to say, it's much louder and horrible when it's in your own mouth!!! It didn't hurt me a bit! When the dentist was done, he threw his hands in the air like he had just scored a touch down and said, "NO NOVOCAIN!!!". The only other person I have personally heard of that has done that is my sister-in-law, Amy. So, now there can be someone else in her club, my son!!! Yiipeee!!! The dentist was quite impressed, probably even more knowing how big of a whimp I am! The best part for me was when the gas was starting to take effect and Tyler (stoned) looked up at his hands, with fingers all spread out and said, "mom, this is the best day of my life with this nose thing (giggle, giggle, giggle)!!!" You have no idea how big of deal this was for our family. My kid is a stud!!!