Monday, October 1, 2007
the pitfalls of motherhood
yesterday, my precious 2 year-old fell and hit his mouth on the blasted marble windowsill. if we had traditional wood framed windows, this wouldn't have been so bad. he chipped one tooth and the gums of his front teeth are very bruised. i am sick to think that permanent damage has been done, but i'm waiting to see if they'll heal. i'm so scared that root damage has occurred and his teeth will die. what am i to do? the only pediatric dentist in town is so overbooked that i don't think they would get us in, and what 2 year-old wants to let a stranger touch their sore teeth? i'm just praying this will be one of those normal childhood injuries that heals and we don't have to endure more drama than the hour of crying and hours of gum bleeding that has already occurred. don't think i'm negligent, though. as a mom, you learn that running off to the doctor for every bump is more traumatic to the child and the wallet than just waiting it out sometimes. thank God baby teeth are like practice teeth. you learn what not to do during the trial run.