Thursday, September 18, 2014

Too Big for the Tooth Fairy

But that doesn't mean she isn't going to be losing some teeth soon.

Little Girl has been having tooth pain.  She wasn't sure if it was cavities or her wisdom teeth, but it didn't matter, we had to schedule a trip to the one dentist we know will give us the straight scoop, every time.

This dentist practices about a 4-5 hour drive from here, but we've found it worth while to not have someone telling us we need things done that aren't really needed.

Sweetie took her up there yesterday, and he took along Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, to "help with the driving."  This, when Little Girl can drive.  What i had hoped would be a good bonding time between them ended up being him and his brother arguing in the car for hours, as they always do.

That evening, telling me about it, she said that after all those hours in the car with them, she was ready to jump out and walk home, and asked how i had stood it for almost 30 year.  While i didn't answer her, she said i must be a very strong woman.

Well, i'm not strong, i've just figured the two of them are happier arguing with each other than getting along with other people at times.  (At other times, they just avoid each other, and seek any other company.)  It's a twin thing.  So i let them have at it, with me not in the same room if i can help it.

Anyway, the dentist did an exam, x-rays, cleaning, and all, for only $180.  She had no cavities, but he sealed her molars so that wouldn't get them, either.

The bad news is her upper wisdom teeth are growing out sideways and the lower ones are growing into the rest of the teeth, and all four of them need to be removed.

This dentist cannot do that, so we have to find a local oral surgeon.

She's a bit big for the tooth fairy, but for the sake of putting up with the arguing, and because getting your wisdom teeth out is not an easy thing, she will be due for a reward of some sort.

Whatever it is, Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, will have no part in it.

Today is:

Chiropractic Founder's Day -- celebrating the first chiropractic adjustment ever performed, by D.D. Palmer on Harvey Lillard, on this date in 1895

Ear Wig Fitting Day -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 8, Human Rights (sponsored by We, the World)

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day -- they are generally anonymous, often underappreciated, so today, give one a hug! (if you know any, that is)

Hummer/Bird Celebration -- Rockport and Fulton, TX, US (ruby-throated hummingbirds and other avians are the stars of this show; through Sunday)

Imilchil Marriage Festival -- Imilchil, Morocco (Marriage Festival, among the Berber people, a whirlwind of speed dating, weddings, exotic music, traditional costumes, and romance; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Chile

National Cheeseburger Day

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day -- US

National Respect! Day(sm) -- US (encouraging abused women to respect themselves enough to get out)

Osage River Mountain Man Festival and Black Powder Shoot -- Lake Ozark, MO, US (reenactment of a pre-1840s wilderness rendezvous; through Sunday)

Plataia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Joseph of Cupertino's Day (Levitating saint, and so Patron of air crews, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, pilots/aviators, students, test takers; Cupertino, Italy)

World Water Monitoring Day -- International

Anniversaries Today:

Constantine II of Greece marries Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, 1964
The United States Air Force becomes a separate military service, 1947
Hull House opens, 1889

Birthdays Today:

Jada Pinkett Smith, 1971
Lance Armstrong, 1971
Alsha Tyler, 1970
James Gandolfini, 1961
Ryne Sandberg, 1959
Frankie Avalon, 1939
Robert Blake, 1933
Scotty Bowman, 1933
June Foray, 1920
Jack Warden, 1920
Rossano Brazzi, 1916
Agnes DeMille, 1905
Greta Garbo, 1905
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 1905
John Diefenbaker, 1895
Joseph Story, 1779
George Read, 1733
Samuel Johnson, 1709
Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajanus, Emperor Trajan, 53

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Baseball"(Documentary), 1994
"Love is a Many Splendored Thing"(TV), 1967
"Get Smart"(TV), 1965
"The Addams Family"(TV), 1964
"Wagon Train"(TV), 1957
"Johnny Belinda"(Play), 1940
"Strictly Dishonorable"(Play), 1929
"Disraeli"(Play), 1911

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Ft. Ticonderoga, NY opens, 1755
The British capture Quebec City, 1759
John Harris builds the first spinet piano in the US, 1769
President Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building, 1793
Royal Opera House in London opens, 1809
A horse beats the first US made locomotive, near Baltimore, 1830
Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City; the store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", 1837
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is first published, 1842
First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times, 1851
Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone, 1870
The banking firm of Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia declares bankruptcy, which starts the Panic of 1873 and a severe economic depression, 1873
The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time, 1879
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination, 1885
In appreciation for all she had done for the tribe, Harriet Maxwell Converse, adopted as a member of the Seneca tribe, is made a chief of the Six Nations Tribe at the Tonawanda Reservation, 1891
Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment, 1895
A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong, 1906
The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I, 1914
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote, 1919
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air, 1927
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel, 1928
Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term, 1948
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations, 1960
U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash, 1961
Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations, 1962
The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations, 1973
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people, 1974
Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together, 1977
Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station, 1980
Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic, 1984
Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations, 1990
ICANN is formed, 1998
The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast, 2009
Chileans celebrate the 200th anniversary oof their independence, 2010
After a large storm that took the roof off of Stadium Southland in Invercargill, 100,000 people in New Zealand are left without water, 2010


  1. i had those same wisdom teeth troubles. pushed a couple of my front teeth off kilter, so she needs 'em out sooner than later. :)

  2. I'm glad it's just the wisdom teeth. It's going to be horrible though. I so remember. Felt awful for a couple of days.

    Have a fabulous the-mouth-free day. ☺

  3. Although wisdom teeth extractions can be painful, I was surprised how little discomfort I felt when I had two of mine removed. I hope this is the case with your daughter.

  4. I feel for her. I've been there and so has my older son who had quite the over crowed mouth at a young age. His extracted teeth (including one that was growing in his sinus cavity) earned him big bucks. I hope she fares well.

  5. Oh, that's such a nuisance.... wisdom teeth... an aberration of nature if you ask me...

  6. Oh my. Poor girl. I hope you find a great oral surgeon, and that it goes well. Hugs.

  7. I never had my wisdom teeth out - even though now they are crowding my mouth. my mom says this is why I'm such a smarta$$. HA - thanks mom.
    Twice the Tooth Fairy has forgotten to come to our house when her services were required. that's not a fun conversation the next morning.


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