Have you seen "What Lies Beneath"? Do you know this part?
You know, when Michelle Pfeiffer gets that drug that makes her freeze up and look all dead?
Well, it was like that. Let me 'splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up:
When your child tells you his toof hurts, and you look inside his mouth to see a half black molar,
you know there's a big problem.
I'm sure you can see from that little face up there why I kept the knowledge of impending dental doom from my son until an hour before his appointment.
Gave him his "no more scared" valium/sprite cocktail,
dropped off my little kidlets, and headed to the dentist.
For the record, this dentist is amazing; his bedside manner is the best I've seen and the office rocks.
See, the dentist and I thought that putting the little Jacester to sleep was our best bet for an extraction, spacer, and two fillings. And they warned me.
"The anesthesiologist will have you hold your son on your lap, and as he picks out a prize, he will give him a shot in the arm. Now, moms tend to get a little upset as the sleeping medicine takes effect sometimes. It's kind of disturbing; their eyes roll back in their head. But it's normal."
Well, I prepared myself for that. You know, the whole eyes-rolling-in-back-of-head dealy-o.
There was no eye rolling.
My son looked frozen.
I was horrified.
One second he was crying about the shot, and the next he can't respond, isn't moving, his eyes are open,
I was about to check for a pulse, seriously. I'm disturbed. Still.
And then I took a picture with my phone.
Because that's the kind of crazy-A mother I am. Horrified. Disturbed. Picture. I think I wanted my husband to believe me.
Don't think I wasn't already vigilant about my kids brushing their teeth,
but pretty sure I'll be stepping it up a few notches.