Thursday, July 13, 2006

is that a big tooth or a little one

Our lovely boy is just one of those kids. One of those kids who have accidents. He is INTO things and brave with his body so accidents seem to 'just happen' He had a fall when he was very small and at childcare and ended up having two general's to deal with the sewing of the wound up and has a scar on the bridge of his nose still. I am a bit of stickler for wearing helmets and the like when on bikes and scooters. I like shoes on feet when you playing with these items also! But really it doesn't matter that much how careful you are - there is always the teeth to get damaged!

Last year there was a horrible incident at school where a soccer was being played and Thomas had his school hat on which has a string that goes under your chin (it is an Australian thing the hat with the string I think) and was sucking it and another child pulled on the string while they were in the game and one of Thomas' teeth was pulled out. It wasn't loose (ouch!) but it was a baby one. Yesterday I got a call from my Mum to say he had been on the three wheeled scooter that I left at their place and he had fallen off. This time he has chipped a front tooth and it is a big one! A grown up one - one that will be there for the rest of his life (with any luck!).

Gawd! He is only 7 and he already has a chipped tooth.

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