2 October 12
Homeschoolers in Queensland can easily access the school dentist system by contacting a school-based oral health clinic and making an appointment. I phoned up last month and booked Aisha in for a check-up. Although Aisha is a registered homeschooler in Queensland, that question wasn’t asked, and I believe that even non-registered homeschoolers would be able to access the school dental system.
This is the first time we’ve visited the dentist as a family. All five of us crammed into the examination room. Aisha’s sisters weren’t particularly interested in what was happening to Aisha, but I’m glad that they have a brave big sister to go ahead of them in an experience that some may consider to be scary.
Aisha’s teeth are in really good condition, without any holes. I’m thankful for our children’s good oral health, even though we don’t enforce regular brushing as some families do. I believe our healthy diet and lifestyle contributes greatly to the girls’ overall health, and with so much of what we do, I know I must first model the lifestyle I want our children to adopt.
The dentist experience was a good one for Aisha. She is happy to have the wiggly tooth removed as it means she can eat certain foods easily again. I think that the next time we visit the dentist, she’ll know what to expect and will approach the experience with confidence.
Back at the shed, after watching me photograph the steps of my latest project, Aisha wanted to document her own creativity. She’s making a guitar.
This is just the beginning of something. I don’t know whether Aisha will go on to make beautiful music or will create wonderful projects. Either way, I’m delighted to be able to witness her growth and document it. Go, Aisha!