At first, there was no way anybody was putting that spinning polisher in his mouth. Then we let HIM do it (without the spinning). The dentist left to see another patient but was OK with me working with Liam with a mirror and the polisher to try to get him to tolerate it. It was just too weird. In the end, he did rub his teeth with it, with the power off and the Dentist sent me home with a small container of polish to try at home. Not bad.
We stopped off at Rite Aid and found a Mario Brothers Spin Brush. I plan to mix his toothpaste with the polish and he can be in charge of making the spot go away. That's the plan, anyway.
When we got home, it was time to make good on my promise of a clay lesson. I watched YouTube videos and chatted with my talented, sister-in-law who teaches clay art to kids in Oregon. We made sculptures of Jake, the cat.
Tomorrow, we'll join the kids at Riverside Drive's Super School program in the painting and drawing class for the beginning of a 6 week session. Liam's been talking about it for a few days - which is rare - so I know he's excited. As much as I love art and teaching, It's nice to have a break and let someone else be the teacher for a little while!