You’ll remember that I decided to let Brady stay the night away from me for the very first time in his life on Friday. We dropped him off and the rest of the night was so busy and fun that I was distracted enough to not be worried. Plus we got a few encouraging test messages reassuring us that things were going great.
I slept in on Saturday until about 9:30 and then we went to pick him up. He was outside playing with his grandparent’s and cousins and when he saw me he turned the other way. A little sad yes, but it made me happy to know he wasn’t itching to get the heck out of there. He must have had fun.
On the way home he got fussy and I turned to play peek-a-boo with him. He laughed and… GASP! His tooth is broke! His tooth is broke! HIS! TOOTH! IS! BROKE!
We called Guy’s parents, who told us about a spill he had in the bathroom, but had no idea he had broken his tooth. I’m not surprised at all – this child is absolutely fearless. He enjoys climbing, falling, running really fast and walking backwards.
Can we just stop to talk about the irony here? I finally, after 14 months of life, decide to allow him to sleep five minutes away from me and I pick him up like this. Couldn’t it have just gone smooth?
The thoughts of him on his first day of school, smiling at other kids when he says, “Hi, I’m Brady” and them laughing at him have taken over my brain. Yes, its a baby tooth. Yes, it will fall out. BUT, that won’t happen for many years. Every smile and picture will flash his broken tooth. Are there worse things? Of course.
We made a trip to see a sweet pediatric dentist who let us know we really lucked out. No nerve damage, no broken blood vessels, and we can leave it as is for now. It can be capped if we’d like, which really made me happy to know we can make it look better and I think we will pursue that option in a couple of years.
For now, I’m just keeping him in his bedroom with a helmet on.
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.