Thursday, January 20, 2011

You Say Potato

I had to take #7 to the dentist to have an achy tooth filled. Nothing triggers more "Mom guilt" in me than having to get dental work done, it's so expensive, it's terrifying to a child and makes me regret every sugary treat I ever gave them.

Making it worse, when #7 had been to the dentist not many months before taking x-rays had been difficult so we had given up because we couldn't see any outward sign of trouble.

So I'm sitting in the dentist office feeling guilty and resenting the inventor of Fruit By the Foot, looking at #7's sweet face as he sat excitedly in the exam chair with a Horton Hears a Who paper towel chained across his chest. "Mom," he says, eyes sparkling at the thought of this new adventure, "I hope they give me a new teeth brusher!"

"You mean tooth br..." I start to correct his English. Then I realized...

He's not this guy.

So maybe I'm the one mispronouncing.

And, maybe the guilt can go too. I bet this guy never ate a Fruit By the Foot.


Kristina P. said...

I think a couple of sweets will probably be OK>

Mummy McTavish said...

I feel like I should laugh kinda like Goofy when I see that photo "hayuk hayuk hayuk". I never quite know when to correct their pronunciation and when to just let it slide. Like Lion has been saying "amn't" instead of "am not" since forever, it's technically correct, but not conventional... and "extruction sites".
Oh well.

Nonna Beach said...


I saw a guy just like that in a movie a week ago and last I had such a vivid dream with him in it...maybe it was a reminder for me to take good care of my teeth ( I always do ) I just had some dental work done that cost over $823.00 our co-pay ) and I'm still a little in shock over it !

Your boys are the new header photo !

Barbaloot said...

The best part, or the ONLY good part, of the dentist is getting a new teeth brusher.

WhisperingWriter said...


I hate going to the dentist.

Suz said...

Wow, I am behind. I just decided to start with January. You are hiliarious. I love to read your thoughts and your writings. I love it all... except the "octopus soup," are you serious. That picture scares me. I'll stick to "pigs in a blanket," thanks.



Our Family

Our Family