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-or- a little bit o' everything
Published on November 16, 2004 By BlueDev In Life Journals
Eating dinner the other night, Jessica took a bite of her fried chicken and cried out in pain. She said she had something stuck between her teeth, so I took her to the bathroom, grabbed the floss and tried to help clean her front teeth out. I didn't seem to see anything so she went back to dinner, only to cry out again. I had her come over and I took a closer look. What to my surprise, one of her front teeth was loose! My little girl is getting loose teeth! She was, of course, ecstatic at the idea. A little nervous, but such is her nature. But it hit me hard. She is old enough to be loosing teeth. It was one of those moments when I was reminded I am not a kid anymore, and she isn't a baby.




Children are vectors for disease. It is just that simple. They are, and anybody who lives or works with them knows it. But during the summer when people are healthy and they are perhaps not in school it can be easy to forget that. But the weather is changing and colds are spreading. We all managed to catch it last week, but for some reason the little virions seem to like me the most and have been pretty persistent. Everyone else is over it, but my all ready deep voice is basso-profundo now. I won't lie, I think it is cool. But it makes it tough to talk for a while and translating wears it out quick. I think it is finally passing though, and I am loosing my ultra deep voice. I suppose I will have to adjust and start talking again. Sometimes it is nice to have an excuse to not talk. I value silence.




Along with the low voice the cold has brought some long nights. I never sleep well when I am feeling lousy, and the girls don't either. So last week they were waking up during the night, making for a series of long nights. Then it was my turn to sleep crappy. So not only did they wake us up all night, now it has been my turn to wake up during the night. Sleep is one of those interesting things. When I am sleeping well I don't mind. But when I know the night is going to be restless I dread going to bed. I avoid it for as long as I can, which only makes it worse when I finally get to sleep. Oh well, a double edged sword that is both a boon and a bane.




Boring, yes. But with all the crazy things going on my thoughts have been scattered and random, and so the blog popped out that way. Alas, perhaps a new day and a decent night will refocus my scattered thoughts and I will produce something decent.

Comments
on Nov 16, 2004
BlueDev:
But it hit me hard. She is old enough to be loosing teeth. It was one of those moments when I was reminded I am not a kid anymore, and she isn't a baby.


I can understand that. They grow up sooo fast. It's exciting, though. I just got to play tooth fairy for the first time a couple of weeks ago.

I suppose I will have to adjust and start talking again. Sometimes it is nice to have an excuse to not talk. I value silence.


I'll bet with your hectic life, silence is an amazing comfort.

Boring, yes. But with all the crazy things going on my thoughts have been scattered and random, and so the blog popped out that way.


I enjoyed reading it. It's a neat little snapshot of your life.
on Nov 16, 2004

It was one of those moments when I was reminded I am not a kid anymore, and she isn't a baby.


Isn't it strange how the more majestic moments in our lifes are not the ones that remind us of how far we've come?  It's the small, seemingly insignificant things that I find the most profound.  Losing teeth is cool, though....I love how Jake looks now he's got a big gap at the front where his teeth used to be!


my all ready deep voice is basso-profundo now. I won't lie, I think it is cool


Last time I got a cold my voice went all Janis-Jopliny for a week.  I had tons of fun with it....I thought it made me sound uber-sexy and cool!  But, it went away....I considered taking up smoking again to try and get that rasp back, but decided it wasn't worth it.


 

But when I know the night is going to be restless I dread going to bed.


Me too!  I fail to see the point of going to bed if I know I'm not going to be able to sleep.  


Boring, yes. But with all the crazy things going on my thoughts have been scattered and random, and so the blog popped out that way


No, not boring.  I don't think I've ever found you boring, Dev.

on Nov 16, 2004
Tex and dharma--Thanks for your comments. I knew you two would understand and appreciate the significance of the first loose tooth. It is interesting how those apparently small things are often the ones that remind us about life.

I'm glad I'm not too boring for ya'll!
on Nov 17, 2004
No comment, except wishing you a get-well-soon.
on Nov 17, 2004
You're eldest is about to lose her first tooth and mine is just getting hers through though she won't let me anywhere near it I can see white breaking through.

My sister in law (she's 8) has a loose tooth - she can do this disgusting smile with her mouth closed and her loose tooth hanging on the outside like a fang *shudder*

and Karen's right - your family annecdotes are never boring (neither are your work ones)
on Nov 17, 2004
Ravenblack--Thanks for the wishes. I appreciate them, and I think they are working!

trina--Oh yes, I always had to be sneaky to get a peak of the teeth that were coming in. They never seem to want to let you see them. And of course, if you try to feel them they are just used to chomping down on whatever they had in their mouths, so, well, you can guess the rest!. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate them.
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