Guess which one is which?
1) Seen on a bumper sticker attached to the car in front of me: “When I get hot, I take my top down”. I did a double take; at first I didn’t realize the car was a convertible.
2) Six-month routine check up with Thomas’ orthodontist turned out to be not-quite-so routine. Dr. M. had some concerns that some of Thomas’ permanent teeth weren’t coming in by now. He requested x-rays. Turns out his concerns were substantiated. Thomas’ teeth are coming in at an angle and Dr. M. imagines future, more painful oral surgery if we don’t make a path now for the yet-to-surface teeth. This means pulling four baby teeth that are “in the way”.
Why is this worthy of a good cry? a) Thomas, THE Thomas you’ve already read about, is missing eight–yep EIGHT–permanent teeth (he has his two front top and four front bottom, but on either side of those, he’s missing the two pair on either side of the top and bottom); b) He has already had FIVE teeth pulled; this will bring the total to NINE; c) He’ll have his two front top teeth, then there will be space enough for FOUR teeth on either side of those; d) He intially cried when I told him, which absolutely does me in, ’cause, boy, I FEEL HIS PAIN! (evidently, I’m a peacock, too 😉 ).
The upside, the upside, remind me of the upside! Oh, yeah, it could be worse; a) we have a friend whose daughter has ONLY her two front teeth. She’ll have a mouthful of implants before all is said and done, and at the cost of $3,000-$4,000 per tooth, she could have a Lamborghini. b) Dr. M CAN make a retainer with teeth that, in his words, “looks pretty good” c) I guess novocaine and nitrous are upsides d) insurance covers at least a portion of the cost.
Can I still cry?
Yes cry and nothing wrong with being a little bit of a “peacock” 😉
You certainly can cry.. I know I would. That sucks Robin, for both you and Thomas.
Let those tears come down – both you and Thomas! OUCH! (both in the mouth and the pocketbook!)
I’m sure I posted a comment before (a few hours ago). I must have hit the wrong button or something. Darn. Anyway, mine was the same as debs, mj and karmyn.
I’m thankful we live in a time and place where he can have a beautiful set of teeth – even if he didn’t grow them himself.
He will be handsome. He will chew corn on the cob.
He’ll kiss some girl and she’ll never know she’s kissing a lamborghini.
And my word: rzsjlda
“razzed ya a little”
Okay, Robin…I’m BAAACK. After quite an August which is still filled with kitchen remodel (actually ‘remodel’ is too fancy a word…I think ‘update’ fits the situation better, I’m finally having some time to read and post again. My mother is happy. Preschool starts in a week and a half and my time should be greatly increased.
Sorry to hear about the orthodontic mortgage you’re going to have to acquire. I’ve got a 3-year-old looking at the same thing. UGH…
Yep I would cry too….my goodness ouch.
Oh wow! I would say cry! One day he will have gorgeous teeth and an amazing smile! Will be thinking of you all!
Poor little guy.
What does it mean to be peacock?
Heather, it’s a reference to a recent post I wrote, where Thomas proclaimed his vanity by referring to himself as a peacock…:)
And here I am stressing out and having to be sedated next week for a simple crown – I have to take meds just to even THINK about something like this…..YIKES