Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Three Kids Times Four Wisdom Teeth Each Equals Sheer Insanity

Elisabeth had her wisdom teeth extracted during her college winter break two years ago. It was a relatively simple procedure and, true to form, she embraced it with all its opportunities, such as conducting her own little science experiment in which she asked the doctor to tell her both a number and a color while she was under Versed anesthesia and she'd try to remember it when she came to. (Didn't work; she failed her own test!) Her recuperation consisted of one really bad day and a few annoying days, but she was able to go back to school within days of the surgery.

Now, it seems, Peter, Aleks and Kat ALL need their wisdom teeth out and winter vacation is the most reasonable time for this to happen. So I'm bracing for some surgical craziness on December 28th, followed by some whining and whimpering (mine!) that weekend.

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Jen said...

Oh, Carol, I don't envy you... or them. I remember having my wisdom teeth out as a Senior. Ouch! One distraction might be to have them take each other's pictures, which are always good for a laugh.

And stock up on painkillers... maybe for *you*!

Goofball said...

28th of December huh...by coincidence the holiday of the Massacre of the Holy Innocents ?? :p Don't tell them!

deeje said...

Ugghh. All four of my wisdom teeth were impacted, and I had them cut out all at one time over winter break my sophomore year of college. I still remember the aftermath all too well...

I second Jen's "stock up on painkillers... maybe for *you"!" That won't be fun at ALL.

Blog Antagonist said...

Oh my...we've been through the tonsillectomy thing with both boys, I completely forgot about wisdom teeth.

Poor you...that sounds like a nerve wracking weeks for Mom!

Rositta said...

Oh I feel sorry for you, my husband just found out he needs two wisdom teeth out men whine more than children, I think...ciao

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