Let me first tell you that my daughter Jamely is terrified of the dentist. I do not understand why because is not like she had anything traumatizing done her teeth. So she woke up the other day with one of her tooth hurting because the minute she ate a spoon of cereal with milk she automatically screamed like a wet cat. So I asked her what’s wrong and she said my tooth is hurting, actually she said that her teeth was hurting. The minute she told me this I said to myself ” Fu**k now this is definitely my fault for occasionally giving her candy or ice cream so she can be quite and stay still for a minute”. I called the dentist that same day and made an appointment for the following week since everything was booked for that week. My poor Jamely only ate apple sauce and drank Pediasure for two days in a row which were Friday and Saturday and the appointment was for Monday.
My mother always cooks Saturday’s and let me tell you nothing is better than your mother’s cooking, am I right or am I right? Jamely passed through the kitchen and said “yummy it smells delicious but I can’t eat because my teeth hurts”. This seriously broke my heart because I know how much she enjoys eating her grandma’s food. I have good news, on Sunday my hubby and I took our kids to eat at a Peruvian restaurant. The restaurant was packed and the kids were irritated, the twins on one side were crying and touching everything they can lay their hands on and Jamely kept asking when is the guy going to come with the food. It was chaotic and I was already annoyed, oh that was not the good news obviously. The good news is that her tooth was not hurting anymore and she actually ate all of her food from the restaurant. She was so happy that she told me ” mami you see it doesn’t hurt anymore, now I don’t have to go to the dentist” so I proceeded in telling her “that is great but you still you have to go to the dentist so they can check your tooth” why in the world did I say that, she started crying on the spot and screaming telling me she was not going to go.
Monday came and it was dentist time, I actually was dreading going because I know how Jamely gets and I was not about to get embarrassed at the dentist office, yeah right I don’t even believe what I wrote who am I kidding my kids embarrass me everywhere we go. I left my twins at home with my sisters and went with Jamely to the dentist office. As we were going up the stairs to go to the office she was getting scared, now how do I know this? well she just puts this face like she is about to cry and she starts looking at everything as if she was in a haunted house. When I was signing the sign in sheet Jamely started crying out of no where, like give me a damn signal because you just took me off guard sister! I am telling you my daughter is a crying machine and my husband and I do not know how to stop it. We went inside the room and Jamely seemed calm and collected, she even let the assistant take x-rays of her teeth (how odd). I asked my self why in the world was she crying then, to annoy the shit out of me and I am going to answer this of course she did that to annoy the shit out of me because she did not cry not even once at the dentist.
They gave her a balloon and stickers and the staff was very friendly, but best news of all is that she did not have any cavities. The doctor even went on to say that her teeth were perfect, like for real, like seriously perfect? Well I am not a bad mother after all, that’s a relief. The reason Jamely was in pain is that one of her molars is growing. Call me crazy but I thought Jamely had all of her teeth and molars already, oh well I guess you do learn something new everyday. I only have to give her medicine if she gets a fever since is very common for children who are growing molars. Jamely is not in pain anymore and I am one happy momma that my child does not have cavities and I can continue life not feeling guilty about it.
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*** Jamely’s favorite tooth paste…why? because is DORA hellooo….and because it taste good..no hassle here or her to brush her teeth…