Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fighting the Urge

There are three main things I have nightmares about: alligators, dirty bathrooms, and breaking my teeth. The past week I think I had a couple dreams where I've really badly chipped or broken a tooth. I hate it! Today, for the first time, that nightmare came true.

There comes a time in every mom's week when she tries really hard to not kill a kid.
Today I've been working at it all day. Apparently the stress was getting to me because when we were at Costco I made the mistake of allowing Lucas to get out of the cart to push it, and he started running around driving me insane. The insanity lead to teeth grinding (and I know I grind my teeth every time he makes me mad), which in turn lead to a chipped tooth. All the sudden I felt little pieces in my mouth and I hoped it wasn't my tooth, but when I got the cell phone out to view my mouth, there it was - front and center.
Tomorrow I'll email my dentist all the way in Arizona and see if he thinks its a big problem.

Anyhow, I made it home from Costco without beating the kid. When we got home I left Lucas with a bowl of blueberries in the kitchen and came upstairs for a few minutes. When I returned to the kitchen I discovered the boy with two pounds of blueberries on the kitchen table and lots of berries on the floor. He's very self-sufficient, this kid of mine, and he climbed up in the fridge to get the blueberries back out, then he opened the container up-side-down and proceeded to enjoy the antioxidant-rich berries.

You'll be happy to know the kid is alive and well. As a matter of fact we just had hug time. Then he went in the closet to go see Grandma.


Megan said...

Watch out! My nephew taught me the got-out-of-his-diaper-the-next-morning-before-I-woke-up-and-spread-it-all-over-the-house way that too many blueberries=purple diarrhea.

Suzy said...

You should have seen the diaper this morning! Dis-gust-ting. I had to take Lucas to the backyard to clean him off with the hose because wipes just weren't enough. I'm glad it wasn't all over the house!

Treselaine said...

Just FYI about your tooth, they'll probably just smooth it down with basically an emery board. I went through a phase where I chipped teeth left and right in my sleep and they always did that. And the blueberry diapers, lol! Autumn loves the dried variety and I can always tell when she's had them because the poop is a strange grayish-purple color

Lee said...

My friend, CJ, who's dad is a dentist, says that the number one adults break their front teeth is because of kids.

How is No Buy July coming?

Suzy said...

Lee - NBJ is not going so hot. It's been a tough month because we bought a car, drove it home, had company, now we have to buy tires, get the car registered, etc. Plus, we've just been lazy, I guess. Hopefully we'll do better in August!