First, would you rather have continuously wet socks or underwear for a month? Go.
Second, I might be getting arrested for child abuse here soon. JBird has been complaining of his tooth hurting for a couple of weeks. He'd cry & I'd be like "It's probably just some popcorn stuck between your teeth. Go floss and then get in bed." It always seemed to amazingly start hurting when he was tired/didn't want to do something/didn't want to eat something so I was SOOOO on to him.
Sunday night he complained again. This time he had full fledged tears & they didn't stop. Giggity laid JBird down on the couch, got out a flashlight and.... wha?? The freakin' biggest cavity I've ever seen. Srsly. I wanted to cry. He had one huge black hole right in the middle of two molars.
::shaking fist in air:: Curse me for not taking my kids to the dentist for two years!!!
So I call this pediatric dentist that I had seen near our pediatrician's office on Sunday night and leave a message. They call me back first thing Monday morning and get him in at 3pm yesterday. A tooth cleaning, x-rays, two silver caps and $1100.00 later we're all set.
::shaking fist in air:: Curse you Giggity for being self-employed and not getting dental cuz you didn't think it'd be worth the money!
But here's the weird part. I'm sitting there while JBird is getting his cleaning & stuff and the dentist comes in (a really nice lady) and goes "Hi, I'm Dr. Crentist. I just wanted to meet you... my mom is the lady out at the front desk and she said you're really funny."
I promise you, I said nothing funny to this woman. I explained JBird's situation. I made my appointment. I came in for the appointment. I filled out paperwork.
It's a little disconcerting to be thought of as funny when you're not doing it on purpose. I mean, it's borderline rude. Like, maybe she's laughing AT me rather than with me. I dunno. I'll need to ponder this some more.
Long story short, JBird goes back on Monday for some more fillings on the other side.
::shaking fist in air:: Curse you JBird for hating to brush your teeth!
And Tbone will also be going in for a check-up/cleaning/probably 7-10 fillings cuz he loves candy and also hates brushing his teeth.
::shaking fist towards California:: Curse you Queso for thinking to yourself right now "Hmm, hating to brush your teeth is genetic, huh?" !!!!!