Excerpt from a letter to granddad:
Max was at the dentist on Saturday for the first time. They were very impressed by him. They sat me on the chair and him on top of me and then lowered us and he listened to all their instructions and let them manipulate as they needed to very patiently and calmly. They even used the rinsing tool and the sucking device; then flossed his teeth. All were very excited to do all this in a 2-year-old without a hitch. He must have been impressed himself though - when he was telling his father about the experience, he did not forget to mention the bzzzzbzzzzz (devices) ; ) The cost: $70 (for a 15 min checkup!?). We wanted to do it because it is recommended that they see a dentist after they turn 1 and because I did not have good habits this way... The dentist said to come back in 6 months... I don't know about that : ) Have to put Max on the insurance!
We went through a cold weather spell. It was negative temperatures here with a blue sky for a week. I unintentionally froze Max few days ago and now he refuses to go outside : ) It is a learning experience for everybody!
On Thursday, Max and Chris were on their own for bedtime for the first time, too. And they seem to have both enjoyed it : ) I was at an open house at Start Smart Preschool: https://startsmartpreschool.ca/ If it all goes according to plan I get to register him in January and he attends it next fall. Preschool has been the hype among my friends these last months... I want to sign up Max for preschool too but because I like some of the programs. Here is something else we have in mind for him when he turns three: Dinosaur Preschool for learning Mandarin: http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/secord/Programs/Documents/Dinosaur%20Preschool%20brochure%202014-15.pdf : )) Later - French immersion: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/programs/early-french-immersion
Currently, Max attends Buddings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings: http://buddings.ca/. It is a great place. Too bad that it is a 20 min drive from home but it is the only place that would let me book and cancel with an hour notice. On Mondays he is at StrongStart: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/strong-start-centres. We did 5 days a week of StrongStart last year and he loved it but sadly this year I cannot schedule work so that I take him there regularly. One of the mother of last year is watching over him on Monday. She is Japanese and has a 4-year-old daughter who goes to Japanese school Tuesdays and Thursdays...