Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Worth" it?

Remember when I took Jr. to the dentist because her bottom teeth were growing in and the other teeth hadn't fallen out yet? I paid through the nose for them to remove those teeth and at the time I wondered is this really worth it?

Today my sweet girl came home from school and she has a loose tooth. It's on the bottom just to the right of her nicely grown in front center teeth. It wiggles, just barely. She is working on an ulcer over that tooth. "What if it comes out at school?" "What if it comes out at night and I swallow it?" "What if I get blood on my hand?" "What if it hurts?" "What if, what if, what if...."

After the 5th time she came to me with a what if regarding her tooth I told her I was very sorry she was worried but it would all be okay and I wasn't going to talk about it anymore until tomorrow. I heard her discussing it with her sisters but she didn't bring anymore concerns to me, today.

So back to those thoughts 6 months ago, was it "worth" it? I've now decided yes it most certainly was!


redheadsmom said...

bubba fretted over all his loose teeth like that!

Karen Valinda said...

and if I DO swallow it what will the tooth fairy do???