Friday, May 22, 2009

Parenting FAIL

So last night, as we were getting ready for bed, I was playing with Wildman and happened to look in his mouth. Y'know, because I LOVE baby teeth. There is something awesome about those little, teeny tiny teeth that makes me just want to snorfle him up with my nose. Anyway, as I looked at his teeth, I noticed that his molars had what looked like black spots on their surfaces and immediately freaked the freak out:

Oh my God, he has cavities! Huge, black cavities on both molars on that side. Let me check the other side - oh God, there are cavities on that side, too! He's only two and his teeth are going to rot and fall out and he'll be gumming his food for the rest of life! I have failed and my child will be toothless like an old man before he can speak clearly!

...Or are those crumbs from the Oreos he ate 15 minutes ago? Oh. Let me brush his teeth and see. Oh, look, shiny clean teeth with no cavities.

8 comments:

Janssen said...

Eek, that would scare me to death! Glad it was just cookies :)

Shelly said...

Janssen - Um yeah, I'm making fun of it now, but I was pretty freaked.

Shelly Overlook said...

Hee hee! Glad you had a happy ending instead of a total freak out!

Shelly said...

Shelly - Y'know, I would have thought I had it more figured out by this point. but no.

Hyphen Mama said...

After having once been a dental assistant, I have ALWAYS wanted to eat a handful of Oreos right before I go in for my cleaning.

That said... I've freaked out about things like this, too.

BeckEye said...

This is why I try not to eat Oreos. Those things are delicious, but I swear that black shit is impossible to get rid of.

Shelly said...

Hyphen - that would be awesome! I'll have to consider that, because my dental hygenist is a lot of fun. She would love it.

Shelly said...

Beckeye - yep, that's the truth! But they are SO yummy.