Friday, February 25, 2011

Be More Specific

Friday is the worst day to have a problem.  So I was ecstatic when Rio chose today to inform me about the hole in his tooth. 

" hurts to brush the hole in my tooth." He complained from the bathroom.

I inspected, and sure enough, half of his top back right molar was missing. 

To get an appointment last minute on a Friday, with the dentist, is next to impossible.  It's like pulling teeth.  I had to exaggerate, embellish, and plead with the receptionist.  Fortunately, negotiations went well and she squeezed him in. 

After the appointment was booked I pulled him out of school and drove him to the dentist.

"I don't know what I did with the baggy..."  Rio casually mentioned from the backseat.  "The dentist probably needs it,"  he added.

"What baggy?" I questioned.

"The one with my tooth in it,"  he explained.

"What tooth Rio?"

"The one that cracked at school,"  he said.  "I heard a crack when I was eating, then I pulled part of my tooth out of my mouth."

"When did this happen?"

"Ummm...a couple weeks ago,"  he continued, as I shook my head in disbelief.  "I put it in my sandwich baggy for you."

"Why didn't you tell me what happened?" 

"You didn't ask."

Apparently, it's not enough to ask what happened at school today.

Now I know to be more specific.

This kid...unbelievable.


  1. It's even harder trying to get into see the doctor on a Friday!

  2. Hope all went well at the dentist.

  3. I know it's like pulling teeth to get info about your child's day from your child. They never can remember.

  4. Oh man! That's pretty least he put the tooth away for safe keeping! He just forgot to tell you about it!

  5. That's wild. I can't believe he didn't tell you. Lol, now you need to ask him each day, "So Rio are you missing any teeth or pieces of your teeth?" Kids are way funny.

  6. Ouch! I'm surprised he didn't say something a lot earlier. I'm curious as to whether the bagged bit of bicuspid was ever located.....


  7. If half my tooth fell out, I'd be making some noise! I guess you aren't raising any marshmallow! ; )

  8. *laughs* he sounds just like my boy.

  9. Shoot I get weepy when I floss, you got a tough kid there.

  10. Aw! Hope you got into the dentist okay and that things are alright today!

  11. WOW! Kids are awesome. So, now do you ask "did anyone lose or crack a tooth today?" every evening? Love this.

  12. Oh, it doesn't sound like your weekend got off to a good start. On the bright side, at least he told you before it absessed (like my son did at around age nine). :)

  13. That's crazy! You're right--kids are unbelievable sometimes :)

  14. Oh good lord! Sounds like I'm gonna have lots of fun when my boys get older....hope the dental visit went well.