Saturday, May 3, 2008

Almost blown Tooth Fairy!!!

So my son Josh is 7 years old and hadn't lost any of his teeth. If you know Josh and what we have been going through with him lately you will understand the fact that he is a huge worry wart.

His first tooth became loose and he was estactic about it. The estactic part wore off quickly to worrying that he would swallow it or choke on it in the middle of school or in the night. He had been calling home saying that he was sick which eventually ended up with us finding the true reason which was because he didn't want to bleed or swallow anything at school.
After three days of this I was loosing my mind. He wouldn't let me touch it and if I was able to come near it he would put his hand over mine to control the pressure that was put on the tooth. I told John about why he had been calling home and he went into action. He told Josh that he wanted to look at it. Reached in and in 1/2 of a second had the tooth pulled out. Josh was shocked at first but then releived....He was then told that he would have no reason to not go to school on monday. Which leads me to the second half of the story.

The worry of the tooth then led to:
His stomach hurting all the time.
His BRAIN hurting when he walked or ran (Whose kid knows what the brain feels like?)
A big red dot when he looked at things.
He worried about a movie that he watched 2 weeks ago
His eyes that can't see now

YES, I took him to the doctor and they think that he is a little guy that worries about everything. They Prescribed him Zantac. Which by the way cost more than my first born. But lets just focus on the eye thing for a minute....

We went to get the prescription filled when he found the grandpa reading glasses on the wheel a deal stand and put on a pair... He fell in love with them and then all of sudden he really needed glasses because he couldn't see. DO YOU SEE why I am so tired lately. So the whole ride home I had to hear him complain about how he couldn't see and how badly he needed glasses. Finally I said "Josh you give me one good example in your life where you can prove you need glasses and we will talk about it."
He sat there for a minute and then said. "Okay, you know how when I lost my tooth and you and Dad couldn't find it for a while." Which was true we had to borrow one of Aarons old teeth for the night. Shhhh. The dumb tooth wasn't even the same size or color but we threw it in a ziplock brought it up to him turned out the light and handed it to him...
I think he was feeling it wondering how in the world it grew bigger. He didn't ask questions we didn't elaborate on anything. Well John was supposed to exchange it out while Josh was sleeping and he forgot... Josh woke up looked under his pillow and saw the tooth there. He went downstairs to tell John that the tooth fairy didn't come... Somehow John got to his room before Josh found him and switched it out. When Josh found John and told him John said "Are you sure, you might want to check again," so Josh went back up and found the money. He was perplexed for a while and then went on his way. So in the van he says. "Mom thats why I need glasses because I woke up and saw the tooth and went down stairs and then went back up and there was the money. Now do you see mom my eyes are not working right, Can I have glasses now?
What the crap do you say to that!!! I only blame myself for some of his problems but truly what kid could come up with an excuse that fast for needing a pair of grandpa reading glasses. Next I'll be hearing about Josh's worries and concerns about the tooth fairy, and why she isn't doing her job right!!
All I can say is that praying for me can't hurt!!!

10 comments:

Heidi said...

Poor Josh. Sure love that kid. Sounds like John is just like his dad-he was always ripping our teeth out. And Abbie is 8 1/2 and has only lost two teeth. Maybe that will give Josh some comfort.

Stacie Raddatz said...

Mike and I laughed so hard at this post. The funniest. I loved hearing about all his worries, like his brain hurting. Yes, I see why you are tired all the time now.

Jenn said...

C'mon Mirm, I think you should buy him fake glasses. That kid cracks me up!! Good Luck, By the way I am still laughing!!

Shaunte Wadley said...

The tooth fairy is the bane of every parents existance.

All our kids are losing teeth at the same time. Last week, I was out FIVE BUCKS.

Mag Family said...

That is funny, the tooth fairy has forgot a couple of times at our house to, but our tooth fairy is not as quick as yours. I hope Josh's brain is okay now.

Raddad said...

Nice story. Now, what I am wondering here is, who is the crazy one. Maybe Mirm is the one who needs meds. Just kidding. Anyway, why do people make you try and figure out the funny letters to enter you comment. I can't ever get them right. Maybe I need glasses.

Vishous said...

wow...wow...WOW...

you have kept Aarons old teeth? I am totally disturbed! Don't even try to defend that, it will never work!!

Stacie Raddatz said...

I LOVE your new background stuff. I need to figure stuff out still for mine. It is addicting though to sit there and just learn how to do stuff. I have to pace myself or my kids don't get fed and the house is torn to shreds.

Cori Henderson said...

That is hilarious!!!! My dad pulled my first tooth out that same way. I agree with the fact you should buy him some fake glasses.

Rich LeBaron said...

I wonder if you printed off an eye chart and had him read it if he would make the connection that if he doesn't it would support his contention that he needs glasses...Pretty smart kid Mirm, and pretty funny