losing wisdom

teeth, can certainly make you say silly things:

right after surgery– “Hi mom! I wuv anes-sneeze-a. It’s so nice. Do you wuv it?”

to the nurse– “How did it go?

“Just fine.” she replies.

“Wait,” he persists, “did is just go OK or super-duper?”

Driving home– “How dib I get in dis car? I don’t remember.”

“Mom, mom. You have to feel my tongue. It’s huge. C’mon you have to feel it.”

“Where are my teeth? I was going to make you a necklace. No, no, earrings for you and Mary. They were going to be really nice. Let’s go back and get my teeth. They are my teeth; they can’t keep them.”

“Why is there two of everything? It’s like there are two worlds kiss-crossing.”

Perfectly serious with his hand patting his chest, “Inside, I think I am a very sweet person.”

Slightly startled, “How dib I get in dis car? I don’t remember.”

and so it goes.

please ignore those chocolate ice cream drips on his shirt– it’s hard to eat neatly when you can’t feel your chin.

Netflix, popsicles and excellent literature are easing his recovery. And by Monday, he’ll probably be well enough to make those earrings. 😉

August 19, 2010
August 21, 2010



  1. Tracy

    August 21, 2010

    Oh I remember getting my wisdom teeth out. I looked like a chipmunk for a week. But the DQ hot fudge malts made up for it. I hope his recovery is quick.

  2. Cath

    August 21, 2010

    I am laughing so hard! How did you manage to remember it all – verbatim?? And now it’s written down. For posterity. Or black-mail… Thanks for sharing this one Michelle. Made my day!

  3. Sue

    August 21, 2010

    Another rite of passage…the wisdom teeth.


  4. Selwyn

    August 21, 2010

    He IS a very sweet person – even without those pesky teeth!

    Though to be frank I’m kinda doubting he’ll remember what he’s read!

  5. duchess

    August 23, 2010

    So funny. I’ll get a few laughs from my own when she has 3 teeth extracted this Thursday & then 3 more at a later date. Ugh – teeth drama. (Thanks for the tip on the Netflix & ice cream)

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