As I look down my page here, I see that my posts have been pretty dark and dreary as of late ( like 2 posts in 6 months can be considered "as of late") and I don't like that. Time to change directions.
Had to take Jeven (just turned 9) to the dentist in the middle of church today. First time we've ever had to call a dentist on a weekend and use the emergency line.
He was playing with his friends and he and another younger boy collided. Jeven's mouth hit Seth's head. Jeven doesn't cry often, so when I saw him crying, holding his mouth, I feared the worst. Upon inspection, I saw a fat lip and not much else. When he STILL was crying, I checked his teeth to see if any had been knocked loose. One permanent tooth, right in front, started to bleed when I pushed on it.
Now, we've used butterfly bandages, even super glue, here to save us some doctor bills. But, I will not have my kid looking like a hillbilly with one dead tooth in the front of his adorable face.
Thankfully, the dentist met us and thoroughly examined him and declared him far from hillbilly status. When I expressed my gratitude and apologized for interrupting his Sunday, he insisted it is certainly better safe than sorry with permanent teeth and, he confessed, it was his third trip into the office this weekend. Turns out boys are sort of accident prone. Who knew? (I did. I knew.)
The dentist suggested offering Jeven some ibuprofen to help with any aches he might have.
When we got home, I got out the ibuprofen tablets and asked Jeven if he'd ever swallowed a pill before. (I honestly couldn't remember which of my children have done it. I have four. And most pain relief is given in the middle of the night. My brain gets fuzzy. Don't judge.)
Jeven then proceeded to give this monologue that had his dad and I in stitches. And, he said it all totally straight faced and serious:
"Yes, I've swallowed pills before.
At Nana and Papa's house. But, Nana's are the sleepy kind. Actually, they aren't 'profen kind at all, just sleepy kind.
And, we don't even ask for them. She just has them set out for us. And, like a long time before bedtime, too. Jarrett and I take half pills. But, last time? She set out whole pills for each of us. So, yes, I can take a pill, mom."
In Nana's defense, the "sleepy pills" are melatonin because my kids do tend to have a little trouble sleeping places other than their own home. And, she's clarified with me that it's okay to give it to them. I just never clarified with the boys what was going to happen. So, apparently, Jeven thinks Nana REALLY wants him to sleep. ( :