Monday, January 01, 2007

All I wanted for Christmas is......

Monty's four front teeth.

We had a nice Christmas around here. Lots of food, lots of presents and crazy christmas chaos.

The one glitch was a little event that happened on Christmas Eve, after I had put Monty to bed. An hour later he came running out of his room screaming with blood pouring out of his mouth. It seems that he tried to tie a shoelace around one of his teeth to pull it out. The shoelace was hanging from Sam's loft bed. Monty was sitting on the edge of his (much lower) loft bed with the shoelace in his mouth and he fell. Basically hung himself by his teeth.

One tooth was about six feet away. The other was nowhere to be found. The two teeth in the middle were almost ripped out but not quite. The dentist took them out on saturday. So in one night, the kid lost four of his beautiful baby teeth. And almost gave me and his father a heart attack. The blood! The shaking! The not knowing what the hell had happened! We spent a few hours at the emergency dentist on Christmas Eve.

And one of the kickers too is that jay just changed jobs and we have no dental coverage for three months! So a nice little four hundred dollar expense right at Christmas! I am overdoing it! on the exclamation points but I can't help it!

For dramatic effect, here is how monty looked before Christmas eve.

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So cute! Like a kid in a crest commercial!

And here is the after!

Are you ready?



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I know. At least he is still smiling, eh. Again, I write these three words....
What a kid.

Well, happy new year to everyone. May 2007 be your year.

A.

15 Comments:

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Sharkey said...

This is one of those stories that you guys will be retelling for years. Fortunately, it will be a lot funnier in the future than it was last week.

Happy New Year!

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger mrtl said...

egads! I'm so glad they were baby teeth. Do girls pull these stunts??

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger thethinker said...

Great smile! That story will give me nightmares for days though... eek!

Happy New Year.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger kalki said...

Wow. With his new smile, he can do some serious soup-slurping.

Happy New Year!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

What a character! What, did you read him Tom Sawyer and give him ideas? ;)

I actually wrote a post about how it can't be Christmas without some sort of minor catastrophe. Seems like your family is the same!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

What a character! What, did you read him Tom Sawyer and give him ideas? ;)

I actually wrote a post about how it can't be Christmas without some sort of minor catastrophe. Seems like your family is the same!

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger LadyBug said...

Holy crap! Four teeth in one whack! And I, too, am overdoing the exclamation points!

Did the Tooth Fairy leave him a small fortune??

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger LadyBug said...

P.S. Happy New Year to you and yours, Amy.

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger The Kept Woman said...

OH MY GOD THAT IS NOT OK!!!!!

Gahhhhhhh, a warning that a tooth story was coming up would have been great.

I have the heebie-jeebies now.

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger jennifer said...

i have to say he looks happier in the second pic than he did on christmas day - the poor monkey!
he's still darn cute...

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

That is so funny and brave of him to do that. So did he actually take out more teeth than he planned?

I hate to see what he's gonna try in the teenage years! Sheeesssh!

Oh and what Sharkey said, this will be laughed about more and more for years to come.

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger Circus Kelli said...

Oh. My. GOSH.

I'm stunned. WHY do kids do stuff like that? WHY?!

Big big hugs to you... and Monty, too.

Yikes.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Circus Kelli said...

I read this entry out loud to Hubby. He replied "Awww. We should have another baby... another boy."

Isn't he the funniest? :)

 
At 9:17 PM, Blogger Annejelynn said...

holy schmoly! what a way to welcome Christmas day!?! well, he's still adorable- - great smile!

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger Susie said...

Oh, cheez! Thank goodness you got that family portrait before the INCIDENT. yikes.

 

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