Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another knocked out tooth...is that really necessary?



Yes, he did it again! Benjamin was running with the football away from his brother. Being the careful boy his is not, he turned his head for a second. In that second, he managed to swerve his body too much to the right, smacking himself into the barstool. Now let me tell you, it just did not look like a very hard hit. He cried, I went over to console. Then Jim tells me there's a lot of blood. As we attempt to look at him, Jim says it's his lip that got busted. As I look a bit more, I notice the space where he knocked out his first tooth is bigger. Jim was in shock when I told him I think he knocked out another tooth. "NO WAY!" were his exact words.

Sure enough, once the blood cleared a bit and we managed to get Benjamin's hands out of his mouth for a few seconds, we could see the missing spot. I ran over to the barstool to look for the tooth. I found it a few feet from the scene of the accident. I found 2 pieces. I was confused however, because one looked like a whole tooth, the other looked like a piece, and I couldn't get them to go together. Of course, I panicked thinking he had also broken a piece off another tooth. After looking at the second piece, Jim informed me it was only a pebble. Whew! After feeling a bit silly, I was quite relieved.

The meltdown of the episode didn't last near as long as the first one. Does this mean he's getting used to it? No, no, no, no! It also didn't bleed as much or as long as the first time. And mommy didn't freak near as much as the first time.

So, his nickname lives on...BooBoo!

3 comments:

Holly's Mom said...

Are these his baby teeth coming out "early" How scary!

Kristiem10 said...

At least it was a baby tooth! Thank goodness.

Sarah said...

I laughed hard upon reading "NO WAY!" I could imagine Benjamin saying that as if it was a pleasant surprise for him. Don't worry, he's not alone. My son actually visited his Raleigh dentist three times last year. You know why? Also because of knocked off teeth! Oh, we sure know now who's gonna get dental implants in the future.