Monday, January 11, 2016

No Cavities

I've said it before, but it bears repeating. The fact that AJ has no cavities is not a judgment on character, hers or mine. There are a lot of factors that come in to play: brushing, flossing, nutrition, tooth spacing and growth, and genetics. There are some of these things at which we could do a better job.

But it still feels like great news that merits sharing. AJ went to the dentist this morning and got a very good report. Honestly, it was good to get a "no cavities," first thing this Monday morning.

She also got another blond self-adhesive mustache from the prize machine. Hopefully this is not the best thing that happens all week, but even so, it is pretty good.

6 comments:

Annie Gallitz said...

AH! The return of Bernie Brewer!! ( those were really cute pics, btw) That IS an excellent report!! I remember from my childhood, that we had exams w/ results like: 11 cavities, 17 cavities; Some one of my siblings once had 27 cavities !!!!!!of, course, i don't EVER remember brushing my teeth; nor, being told to ! ( Of course, I must have. I sure do not remember eating that much candy, that's for sure !!)

Laura Gallitz said...

AJ wore her Bernie Brewer mustache at school, and her teacher didn't even make her take it off. We are very excited that she had no cavities. To be fair, though, if I had 9 kids, dental care may not have been top on my list of things of which to remind the children. The only one she has had (which was non-preventable, in the growing of the tooth) was traumatic enough that she was worried about her dentist visit. The hygienist told AJ to be better about flossing, so she made sure to floss last night. Maybe we will keep up this new streak.

Annie Gallitz said...

What !!??? AJ wore the MUSTACHE to school >> AND , her teacher LET HER WEAR IT ??????????? NO wonder that girl is so quirky.....she gets support in her funny business from EVERYONE, it would seem !! What made her think to do that in the first place ???? ( I LOVE IT !!!) p.s. can you just imagine the reaction of the other kids ?? AJ will now go down in the annals of second grade legends as that " girl who wore a mustache to school " !!!!!!!

Laura Gallitz said...

Yes, I think AJ may get special treatment. As long as the mustache wasn't distracting to other kids, I probably would have let her wear it, too. It may not have left the classroom, and it may have been brief. I am sure it either lost its stickiness or its novelty in record time. Kids wear all sorts of crazy get-ups when they can get away with it, so I don't think her reputation was shattered or anything.

Annie Gallitz said...

RE:Reputation; Not 'shattered'------ MADE, as in 'enhanced'.

Laura Gallitz said...

Yes, she probably is known as the kid who gets away with anything.