Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Number 3

I took the boys to the dentist yesterday. Shepard was happy to go and said, "Yay, I love the dentist!"

***Side note: Let me just say, for the record, that my kids are waaaay too spoiled. When I was little I had a 60 year old scraggly-haired dentist with a gravely voice and smoker's breath. And he scared the crap out of me. I always behaved because I was paralysed with fear. I didn't want my kids to have that fear so I picked a mild mannered pediatric dentist with a bright, cheery office and prizes and balloons. Little did I realize that I was turning them into the "pansy asses" that my father predicted when he found out I got a baby wipe warmer for my baby shower.
My kids have been through about 10 toothpastes and still cannot decided on one they like and agree on--it's too minty, it's too fruity, it's too spicy, waaaaah. (And here it comes, I guess these speeches start in the late 30s...wait for it, wait for it...) BACK IN MY DAY, I had one choice of toothpaste and that was white Colgate. That's what my mom bought and that's what the whole family used and I didn't question it. Kids today!!

Sage wasn't as excited about the dentist visit being that he is not as easily impressed by cheap toys and balloons anymore. When we arrived the hygienist whisked them away for x-rays. It was Shepard's first teeth x-ray and he came back smiling. Sage took a bit longer and when he finally came out, he too had a grin on his face. He walked up to me and said, "I vomited." I surmised that the vomit was due to his strong gag reflex. He has had difficulty in the past tolerating the x-ray film back in his mouth. I guess I should have warned her. I was a bit horrified and asked, "Did you vomit on their floor?" He said, "A little bit" and again smiled looking quite pleased with himself. Then he went on to say (in his best Monty Python voice) "It smelt of ELDERBERRY!" Life is always an adventure with Sage around.

Later when Shepard found out Sage vomited he said, "You did number 3?" My kids have decided that, along with number 1 for pee and number 2 for poop, there is a number 3 which is vomit. Diarrhea is number 4. Cha Cha Cha


Big Al said...

I guess number 5 is where mommy and daddy clean up numbers 1 through 4...

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on toothpaster. We had Crest and that was it. There were like 3 brands of thoothpaste, Crest, Colgate and Sensidyne. Five brands of cereal or versions rather. All these choices. Dang, I'm not communist, but how many kinds of toothpaste do you need?

BeckEye said...

Wait. Pee comes from the front, and poop comes from the back. So in numerical order, diarrhea should really be #3. Then vomit can be #4. I guess that would make a snot rocket #5.

Clippy Mat said...

oh hilarious. you have created monsters alright. my childhood dentist was thrown out of the SS for cruelty, as I remember it. I want to hear more about your dad and his eloquent phraseology. that comment made me snort.
good stuff. :-)