Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tooth Fairy

Melissa was quite upset a few months ago when the orthodontist told her she needed to see about getting her wisdom teeth pulled. We had previously been told she did not have any wisdom teeth, so this was a surprise. Apparently, they can just grow in and appear. 

So a few weeks ago she had her normal check up with her dentist and was told yes, you should not only speak to an oral surgeon about that wisdom teeth, but also about a baby tooth that has a cavity. It needs to be pulled and have an implant to replace it since there's not an adult tooth to replace it. 

Needlessly to say, Melissa was not happy... Yea...she was freaked out! 

So. We did the consultation with the oral surgeon and he agreed the wisdom teeth need to come out as well as the baby tooth with the implant to follow. We are hoping it will all be healed and completed before she leaves for college in August as it takes several months of healing before the final steps can be performed. 

Then the baby tooth started to fall apart... As she was eating popcorn the other day a piece of the baby tooth came out. A tiny piece. Which she proceeded to place in a bag. 

I told her just throw it away - the dentist won't need to see it. Her response? 

"It's for the tooth fairy."

The tooth fairy?  Child, you are eighteen. There's no tooth fairy. (Which she knows full well!)

Another piece of the baby tooth has fallen out, but she is not in pain. We are hoping it stays that way until her surgery date of May 15th. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Extrovert Benjamin

Last week Benjamin came in from his second job interview to tell us that they did more role playing than answering questions. Then he said:

' l have used all my extrovert points for then day.'

Then he proceeded to go to his room, shut the door, and only came out the rest of the afternoon and evening for dinner. 

Yep.  No more words left for this one. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Another One from Benjamin

Since Benjamin has gotten his driver's license, his next item on his (more like mine) to-do-list is to get a job. Last week he was to fill out an on-line application for a local fast-food restaurant that a friend owns. I asked Benjamin if he wanted me to help him with the application.   He said, no, that he would wait for Dad. 

I told him I would be glad to help him. His response?

'No, I'll wait for Dad. He has a real job.'

I was NOT happy with THAT comment! And neither was Melissa! We both were sputtering for a comment!

I finally said, ' I HAVE a real job! And a college degree you know!!'

Yea....he still just wanted his dad help. 

Pray for this child. Pray that he lives to leave this house. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Brown Thumb


Last spring I read that it was possible to grow tulip and daffodil bulbs in a container.  We really don't have a place here to plants bulbs, so this was a great idea as I love these spring flowers. 



They looked so promising a few weeks ago. But today? 


Practically dead. 

My brown thumb strikes again. 

But I'm ever hopeful. Today I planted some summer flowers in my front pots along with a little basil. 

May these live long....and prosper.