Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Fat Lip

Meredith had her first cavity filled today. The dentist told her that the numb juice (Novocaine) would make her lip feel fat. The entire way home, I heard about how her lip hurt (from the numbness), between talking about the tractor trailer that was overturned and what movie we would watch when we arrived home. Then, the following exchanges happened:

M: Will daddy see my fat lip?

Me: Oh no honey, it only feels fat because it's sleeping like your tooth. It's not actually fat. It looks just the same.


M: It hurts and it feels like it's gonna have surgery.

Me: Your lip hurts and it feels like it's gonna have surgery?

M: [crying] Yes.

Me: I'm sorry to hear that.


M: Mom, what's surgery?

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