Sunday, April 26, 2009

214 reasons to floss

number of children I've had since my last trip to the dentist

number of dental insurance policies that we own.

x-rays I should have refused to get

scary drill

jab in the gums

questions asked while someone's hands were in my mouth.

times I clenched my fists in pain.

cavities discovered.

dollars spent

near anurysm that I had when we forked over the $214 for the bill.

pairs of shoes that I COULD have bought for $214.

hours spent doing something terribly UN-fun

lousy toothbrush

mini toothpaste

container of dental floss

fun toys, plastic rings, or suckers. because being a grown-up STINKS.

Just in case you ever wondered what a $214 tooth cleaning looks like:

Lovely, huh?
At least the toothbrush was pink. That's something.


Housewife Savant said...

You cracked at the dentist.
You went over the edge.
It was all too much, and you lost it.
THEN you gave 'em all that dough, and tried to do the math for your post.
The picture says it all.

Your shoe budget has been decimated but your teeth feel fabulous.

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

2 kids since my last trip to the dentist, too. I'm a bit afraid of calling to make an appointment. At least we do have dental insurance, though. Glad you survived; sorry about the shoes.

SarahHub said...

Oh, so sorry about the shoes-that-could-have-been!

Kodi said...

I'm sorry you had to pay all that $, but trust me, the shoes wouldn't have been the attention getter if you had no teeth! :)

At the bank where I work, my dental insurance costs $11 a month. Thank you for re-assuring me that it's not a cost that I can eliminate.

Abbie Johnson said...

oh now you've really got me worried! I haven't been since last jan before Leah was born and of course I didn't have x-rays then! and probably not the two times before that cuz um yeah preggo then too. I am putting it off cuz I'm sure i've got my first ever cavities and I'm terrified. But if my 5 y/o can get one filled, I think maybe I can too...

beth said...

I was so going to leave a comment about the pink toothbrush and then you said something about it. My dentist gives out boring toothbrushes:)

Staci said...

Lovely - I have a 9:00am appoint in the you 2 going on 3 children since my last appoint, no dental insurance....wondering how many cavities and what my bill will be!

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

My husband never flosses...and never has not fair...

Mommy of Tyler and Chase said...

Praise for the pink toothbrush!!

Colored With Memories said...

going to the dentist post kids is so scary! i almost got taken to the cleaners by some freak dentist...

only you could make it funny though!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Made me laugh - even though I really did feel much sympathy for you. Going to the dentist is one of my least favorite things... It's kinda right up there with cleaning vomit and unsuccesful potty training. On second thought... maybe not quite.

Any way, you are the superest cutest little thing with fixed cavaities. :)

More Every Day said...

Ok No haven't been to the dentist in that long and your TEETH look that GOOD!!

misty said...

that $214 bill is MUCH cheapier than the $2500 work chad needs done in his mouth. he is just suffering because that is just a crazy amount for inside your mouth... nobody ever sees in there! haha

Kelli said...

I hate the dentist and will probably have a visit like that when I go.

Brittany said...

At least you have pretty teeth!

The Emery's said...

I agree with Brittany. At least you have pretty teeth.

I saw one of your comments somewhere about a FB status that read, "...wants Lil' Green Patch to leave me the heck alone."

I copied you. It was too funny.

Jamie said...

um, i won't even share how long it has been since i went. sad, its really sad!

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