I am only four weeks behind, but we did in fact start school here…AND I have the picture of his first day of fifth grade and her third to prove it.
Better late than never.
What you need to know about this picture is, 1) I didn’t take it; 2) I wasn’t even home; 3) It was right after my hubby got back from a 10 day missions trip to Alaska; 4) He sent me on a kid-free day where I was supposed to relax, do something I enjoy – or a lot of things, and just breathe deeply after a very long 10 days of single parenting; 5) I very foolishly, but practically made myself a dental appointment (because it’s so easy to go to the dentist without kids!).
It was an early appointment. I figured I’d be done in an hour and have the rest of the day to enjoy.
What I didn’t put into my calculations was that I hadn’t been to the dentist in about three years. I also had been having tooth sensitivity for months, and hadn’t had x-rays in at least 6 years because of pregnancy.
The check-up, x-rays, and cleaning left me with the doctor swinging through the door to say I infact had a large cavity in the offensive tooth. But she could fill it for me that day. I said sure, let’s do it and get it over with while I’m kidless. What’s another 30 minutes? She then went on to explain that it was in a tight spot where a filling would work, but a crown would be better long term. I figured that couldn’t be too much worse.
She filed the tooth down, put the temporary crown on, and I was dismissed with a numb mouth and a crowning appointment in two weeks. An hour later as I was wandering a store, the numbness began to leave and nerve pain washed over me like a wave. Nerve pain is no joke! I ended up coming home hungry (can’t eat after all that!), exhausted, put myself to bed with a big amount of Ibuprofen, and tried not to move or breathe for as long as possible.
And so it began.
I am growing old.
As are these kiddos.
Happy growing older to all you other humans. Glad we’re in this together. 🙂