Friday, July 18, 2008

Tiny toothache

Little Niece will not be going to the pool with me today, our summertime Friday ritual which I so greatly enjoy. She has a cavity that needs to be filled today, Her very first.

Poor little thing -- I wish it could be me, not Her. Guess we all feel that way about the ones we love. It would have been so nice if at the marriage altar I could have signed a contract with the universe that henceforth every ache and pain destined for my Sweetie should be inflicted upon me instead.

Wish I could move back the calendar and shrink down to germ size and hop into Niece's chomper zone and punch the lights out of every one of those damned caries germs.

I pray the dentist will be gentle with Her today. The whole extended family is chipping in to pay for Her to have a ceramic filling instead of a metal one.

7 comments:

Chase March said...

Pain and aches are a part of life. It wouldn't do her well for you to remove all of them. But I know how you feel and it is a great sentiment. I'm sure she'll be fine.

CarmenSinCity said...

I know I have a cavity brewing right now too. Unfortunately, I'm stuck at work.

Janice Thomson said...

Ah ECD... would that we could all carry one another's pain but sometimes it is in pain we learn our greatest lessons in the school of life :)

citizen of the world said...

I have that sort of feeling with my children often.

Molly said...

We'd all like to spare those we love pain, but in so doing we'd deprive them of the chance to grow. Don't you think you grow more through adversity and pain than you do when everything is plain sailing?
That said, I hope the tooth fairy is good to her!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I agree with Molly, who is always so wise.

I always wish that I could take the blows intended for my children, even as I know that in everyone's pain resides the means toward growth and their own wisdom.

It's good to avoid metal fillings since they have proved unhealthy.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Thank you all for your comments. I know we grow from at least some of our painful experiences. But what does a child learn from a toothache other than to brush Her teeth a little more thoroughly?

By the way, She's just fine now -- showed off Her filling on Sunday then dragged me outside to help Her blow up water balloons.