Errr...one of my biggest fears has always been that my children are going to knock their teeth out. Thankfully, we were only looking at a chipped tooth, but I think my heart was more devastated then his. Ironically, I had already set up his first dentist appt for that upcoming Monday. Well, with little blood and only about 30 seconds of tears, we decided to continue on our little outing. Other than him constantly rubbing his tongue along the edge of his rough tooth, you would never know that he had just chipped it.
That afternoon, when the boys woke up from naps, I decided an outing to the park would be refreshing and fun. We hadn't been there a half an hour when Parker took a (very small) fall...but a fall that managed to bust his lip up pretty badly and severe the connecting point between his inner lip and gums. Blood...everywhere...looked a lot worse than it was. We left the park pretty quickly to head home and clean up. Though a little upset about the accident at first, by the time we got home, Parker wanted to know why he had to go inside. He was stalling going into the house as long as he could.
I made "tough boy" pose for a few photos...after all, this is his first big boy boo boo...well, his first major boo boo anyway.
He was up...
By Monday morning, Parker was excited to go to his first dentist appointment. His special job was to hold the suction wand...and he took the responsibility very seriously I might add. :) The dentist ground down his tooth a little to smooth it out. Parker truly did amazing the whole time. (and his daddy got extra kuddos for snapping the great pics for me!!!) Mom and Dad felt like they had major bragging rights the rest of the day after hearing the raves from the dentist and dental assistant on how terrific the little man was. :)
"Carrie, you'd better put on your big girl panties, cause it's only going to get harder as they get older."