For family night this week we spent the evening with our orthodontist (and his staff), celebrating his birthday.
Yes, you read that correctly. 🙂
Every year our orthodontist celebrates his birthday by inviting all his orthodontic patients to a night of roller skating, laser tag, bumper cars, etc. ..on him! He offers this free night of fun as a way of showing appreciation for his patients and their families. It is so generous and completely reflective of how his office does business… and why we continue to do business with them.
Dr. G’s office is 45 minutes from our home, and while there are closer places we could take our children to get braces, we consider it a worthwhile time investment to drive to Dr.G’s office. We love him, we love the work he does, we love the staff, but most importantly we love what he stands for. He is a man of character and so he gets our business.
We have been attending Dr. Gulland’s birthday celebration for many years, first because of Grace being his patient, and now because of Rusty. Rusty is scheduled to have his braces off in a month but we will probably be back at next year’s birthday party because Ozzie is the next one in line for braces. 🙂
Dr. G rents out the Olympic Fun Center near his office. It is a huge building filled with an abundance of fun for kids (and adults). There is roller skating, a climbing wall, laser tag, bumper cars and a huge climbing/play set. All the kids have their favorite activities but the treat is that they don’t have to choose. They can try everything, since it is all included in the evening for free.
I was worried that perhaps we wouldn’t be able to attend this year because of my physical struggles lately, but Grace offered to drive and then I was able to just sit, watch, and take photos while the kids played for two hours. It ended up working out well.
Here is a glimpse into family fun night with Dr. Gulland:
Happy Birthday, Dr. G!