Most of us don't like it much do we?
We have twice yearly check-ups plus the occasional visit for emergency treatment thanks to a lost filling, a chipped tooth or an abscess. Luckily neither I nor any of my family are afraid to go - it's just a chore that has to be done!
However I can remember one occasion, many, many, many years ago, when I was extremely reluctant to attend my 6-monthly check-up, despite the fact that I'd be missing some school.
It was the missing school bit that was upsetting me. Now don't get me wrong - I was a good student during the week but I was even better at relaxing at the weekends. It's just that the Primary School that I was at had got an attendance reward scheme. So it was worth being there. As long as it was every day!
At the end of each term there was a final assembly when, if you had been there every single day of the term, your name was read out and you were presented with a selection box of sweets. This was a really big deal! Sweets were special!! And if you attended every single morning and afternoon of the whole year you were given a GIANT selection box of sweets!
Now I had already managed to claim both the Autumn and Spring prizes ... and this dental appointment was putting the ultimate prize at risk! Naturally enough, this cut no mustard with my mother and I was collected one afternoon around an hour before the end of school.
By the time the end of year assembly arrived I had come to terms with the fact that an hour off school had saved my teeth twice over. So you can imagine my surprise and glee to hear my name read out as one of the pupils who had been marked present in the register at the beginning of each summer morning and afternoon ... and then imagine my utter, utter joy at hearing my name read out again to take delivery of that GIANT selection box ... as well!!! More sweets than I had ever had in my possession in one go in my life!
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P.S. If you've dropped by to see more details of my Counterfeit Kit for November it isn't here yet (sorry) ... but will be up on the blog tomorrow. I was busy cutting it all up yesterday and have already made a page with it by way of compensation ;o)