Bud has always been great about visiting the dentist, because we set the tone early with low stress/low pressure visits that were followed by fabulous prizes. (What's a little bribery when oral health is at stake, right?)
He does so well, in fact, that I've started taking it for granted, and yesterday I did the unthinkable - I forgot all about the prize. As we drove toward the dentist's office, Bud casually asked what would be waiting for him when he finished. After a few seconds of panic, I decided to come clean. I told him I'd forgotten and said that we'd visit Amazon or iTunes when we got home. He happily agreed.
His appointment was as good as they get. He sat patiently in the waiting room for 20 minutes as the staff ran late, then went in happily on his own with the hygienist. He got glowing reports when they finally delivered him back to me. So I was happy to set him up on Amazon when we got home.
Bud spent some time in the afternoon surfing to find the prize that he wanted most and before long, he said he'd found it. It was this:
Yes. Sing' Und Tanz' Mit Uns Teletubbies. Because what's better than Teletubbies? Teletubbies in other languages. Natürlich.
I can't say I was thrilled by the selection of this particular disc. But I really should be more understanding. When I was Bud's age, I had the same relationship with the Beatles that Bud has with the Teletubbies and I distinctly remember the stretch of time when this was on high rotation at my house:
So, Achtung, baby. Who am I to say "nein"?
Bring on das Tubbies.