Monday, August 13, 2007

moving along

The kids had their dental checkups a few days ago. Routine things, you know, cleaning, x-rays, fluoride, blah, blah, blah.

The dentist comes out to give me the report. No cavities! Great, Fantastic. Let's get outta here.

Not so fast...K has a molar that is trying to come in and the current tooth is not yet ready to fall out. Okay. Seems normal enuf to me. Just keep wiggling it and it will come out. What's the problem? Well, I would like to give you a week to get it out on your own and if that doesn't happen then she will need to come back in and have it taken out. What? Why? Can't I have more than week? No, I don't think so...actually, why don't you just come on back now and we will pull it out. (At this point I am near hyperventilation) How does one explain to her 11 yr old that right now, this very minute, after you were given the green light, that actually, no, we aren't done. We have just one more little thing to do????

So, I head out the the lobby, 1 yr old squirming in my arms and 8 yr old making it clear that he is ready to go home, to inform 11 yr old that she has to have a tooth extracted...RIGHT NOW.

It went over much better than I had anticipated. I dreaded those few, short steps to the lobby to tell her. We get back there and she gets all set up. There were way too many shots..I think about 8 times to be exact...there was a little crying during the shot process. Then I got to watch them yank a great, big ol tooth outta my tiny, little daughter's head. Yeah. Not so much liking that. Coulda done without ever seeing that.

Dentist gets it pulled out and shows me the tooth, pointing out the huge root still intact and saying this never would have come out on it's own. Be very careful of the tooth. It is very sharp. Uh-huh. Okay. Very sharp, got it.

Puts it in a little purple treasure box, hands me some gauze and a great big bill and we are all done. NO talking for 30 minutes and don't use a straw at all today. Uh-huh. Okay.

Later on that evening, we had a serious talk with the tooth fairy and put in a good word for said 11 yr old.

Next morning...11 yr old comes down...very befuddled...Were you half asleep when you left me this, she asks? Left you what, I say? This 20 bucks. Nope, I say. Getting a tooth pulled outta your head is worth quite a bit in my opinion. Especially when I would have been slobbering like a big baby if I had to do that. And you didn't and you were very brave. So, there you go. 11 yr old is walking off totally giddy. I say, just make sure this doesn't become a habit.


7 comments:

boogiemum said...

Wow, sounds like she made quite the profit there :)

I am not sure why I am not showing up in your feed reader. You said it looks like my name is different? Help! How do you mean? I wonder whats going on...

Oh, and I added you in the contest :)

frugalmom said...

boogiemum:
If you go back and look at the OLS post that you left a comment on you will see that your name comes up spelled 2 diff ways. I am not sure why I am not getting feed from you. I know I hadn't seen anything new for awhile so I went right to your page and there was tons of new stuff. I went to my feed spot and if I click it while on your page it keeps telling me there is some type of error. I have no idea. i will have to ask the hubby. I am no computer expert thats for sure!

frugalmom said...

boogiemum: Also when I try to use your contact me option....it won't send my mail....is that me? Is says Error...and it has the wrong date on it.

farm mom said...

Brave, brave, wealthy little girl!! :)

frugalmom said...

farm mom: I agree!

sugarcreekfarm said...

Our just-turned-12yo found out at her last dentist appt. that she has to have 5 - five! - teeth pulled for the same reason. I haven't made the appointment yet. The other night she came out of the bathroom and had pulled one of the teeth herself. Our toothfairy usually leaves $1 a tooth.

"I think the tooth fairy should give me $2 for this one, seeing as how I've just saved you so much money."

frugalmom said...

sugarcreekfarm: Our tooth fairy normally leaves 1 dollar as well. Under the circumstances, it was felt that a pretty big bonus was needed! Not to mention the fact that I, as the mama, would have been a slobbering, baby if I had that situation placed in my lap so suddenly!