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Wednesday, 14 June 2006

Poppyseed’s First Dentist Appointment

Oy! You’d think I’d get better at this stuff with each subsequent child. Supermommy still didn’t remember the digital camera to document the event. I did remember “Blankie” (her lovie), but that didn’t seem to help with the traumatic announcement.

Though there was no evidence of visual decay, Dr. H declared that the thumbsucking must stop immediately. Poppyseed heard this…and dissolved into heaving sobs.

I can’t suck my Thumbie? I going to miss her!”

All day little Poppyseed’s thumb would inch towards her mouth…and she would look at it and reply,

I not sucking my Thumbie anymore ’cause…’cause…{sob}…’cause I not suck her anymore.

CarTalk with Beernut

After what must have been a frustrating day in Kindergarten, Beernut heaved himself into his carseat (quite a feat for a kid who barely weighs 41 pounds)and exclaimed,

Mom, you shouldn’t have wished for me. You wasted your wish.

And finally…

“Provided By Management For Your Safety”

A toilet seat cover to some.

But after a long day, a life saver to me.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. PepGiraffe permalink
    Saturday, 17 June 2006 10:18 pm

    Point the first: What a sweetly sad rendition of Poppyseed and her Thumbie. This is one of the reasons that I love being around kids. What adult would think of missing a part of you that is still there? I especially like that there was no confabulation. She didn’t make up a story to explain why she couldn’t do it, didn’t feel a need for concrete explanation. She just knew she couldn’t do it anymore. Some people could benefit from that kind of thinking.

    Point the second: When I first read this through, I thought that Beernut meant you had wished he had a good day at Kindergarten. That’s not what he meant, was it? What did you reply?Wait, I don’t understand.

    Point the third: Also when I first read this through, I thought you mispelled wasted. I read that to myself as wah-stid (like water, but with an s in the middle and a d instead of an r), but when I tried to figure out how to spell it, I realized the problem was not with the spelling but with my brain.

    Point the fourth:I don’t get how that was a lifesaver.

    Here endeth the comment.

  2. Rivster permalink
    Sunday, 18 June 2006 7:29 am

    Responding to the first comment — so sad in real life too! And gosh darn-it, she is stubborn that she has actually ceased to suck the aforementioned Thumbie. I have caught her licking it a couple of times.
    “I not suck my Thumbie. I just tasting her.”

    Responding to the second comment — I have always told Beernut that I wanted to be a mom more than anything and that I used to wish for him. After one of his many difficult days, he decided this week that I must have wasted my wish.

    Responding to the third comment — I can’t really help you here.

    Responding to the final comment — after a tough Mommy day, I found this so funny that it just put all things into perspective. I could understand if it read “Provided by the management for your protection.” Really…is this flimsy paper going to do much in the way of defense or security?? I think not.

  3. PepGiraffe permalink
    Monday, 19 June 2006 2:37 pm

    Oh!!!! I thought that the safety comment was yours. You’re right: hee hee

  4. gwheathie permalink
    Monday, 19 June 2006 8:02 pm

    Oh, I had to re-read the passage about the safety as well. Now I get it. I’m very concerned about Beernut’s comment.

    P.S. Poppyseed is adorable — moreso in person, but adorable nonetheless.

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