After months and months of rescheduling, the Stow Kids’ visit to the dentist finally happened this week. Taking three kids to the dentist at once calls for a long stay, but it’s what we are used to. We like to get it all over with in one go and I like the way they support each other. The boys are known to get a bit apprehensive when dentist day arrives. (I have no idea where they get it from.) At Aidan’s last visit, he had to have his very first filling, in a baby tooth nonetheless, and it killed me. He was a total trooper and it didn’t even phase him – drilled without any novocaine at age 6! Anyone else have any lazy brushers in their family? Aidan wins that award here.
Well someone must have been praying for us on Wednesday between 2 and 4pm because we had an amazing visit to the dentist. Everyone cooperated and sat up in that chair without a hitch. They even earned themselves two prizes each from the prize drawer.
The bigs have been swishing with Listerine for months and it’s now totally a part of their routine each morning and night. No matter how lazy the brushing may be, I have confidence in Listerine. It’s killing our family’s germs and bacteria. Thank you for a cavity-free visit to the dentist, Listerine.
Between end of year parties, graduations, celebrations, Father’s Day and the boys’ birthdays, it sure is crazy every which way you look. I’m sure you’re feeling it too. Teacher gifts, field days, dance recitals, parades – it’s pretty darn nuts. Some nights I’m thinking I should just climb a tree and stay up there until after July 4th or so.
Don’t forget to visit your local Walgreens so you and your family are totally taken care of all summer long! You can find LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE, LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE ZERO and LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® at Walgreens too!
It’s a complete mouthwash that does a lot in one simple rinse:
- Helps prevent cavities
- Restores enamel
- Strengthens teeth
- Kills bad breath germs
- Cleans the whole mouth
- Freshens breath
I’m taking lots of deep breaths and realizing that the end of year crazies will all be over in no time. Perhaps we should even enjoy it. We’ll have our feet in the sand and we’ll be wading in pools, splashing in the ocean on Cape Cod and building sand castles soon enough.
In the meantime, I need to share this yummy recipe for Shrimp Salad with Green Onion and Goat Cheese Dressing. It’s one of my favorite summertime salads and it’s healthy. It’s totally refreshing and different than a boring old garden salad. I love when salad is the entire meal.
Ingredients for Dressing:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup crumbled soft goat cheese
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh green onions
salt and pepper to taste
18- 24 large shrimp (about a pound)
8 ounces fresh arugula
lemon slices to garnish
This salad is so good. I really hope you try the recipe. What are some of your favorite go-to summer recipes? We’d love a link to it! Have a wonderful start to your summer and we hope you’re totally taken care of too!
Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.