I'm black-affrontit! Two drilled and filled cavities later, he slid off the dentist's couch, took his Chewits out of his pocket and calmly started chewing. Whilst the dentist and I were discussing how we were to cut down his sugar-intake. Honestly, what a boy!
At least the dentist decided to give the tooth a chance rather than extract it straight away. I have to say that my little soldier was very brave and really didn't make much fuss when he had to have two fillings done. So I took all three boys out to the DVD shop after tea, and they each rented a DVD. Peace reigns upstairs!
However, I'm still left with the problem of what to put in their lunch-boxes that are nutritious, sugar-free or low-sugar, and still tasty for kids. No-one has emailed me with any suggestions yet. Help!!! I shall have to start looking for books about healthy lunch-boxes and snacks for kids. This parenting lark is never easy, is it?
(Black-affrontit, or black-affronted, means thoroughly ashamed. It's a Scots word.)