The Pancake Chronicles

The Pancake Chronicles

The Pancake Chronicles

Saturday, December 02, 2006

I'm teething. Because I haven't garnered the courage to phone a dentist and say "Extract this tooth of wisdom from my head with yonder drill forthwith!" I teethe. About once a year for a couple days. (Props to all you babies in the house.) It's nothing that a teething ring or a T3 (or two) can't handle. So it's pureéd food for me today! Oatmeal for breakfast, fruit smoothie for lunch, butternut soup for supper. So far I'm on the oatmeal and that's not going so well. My upper and lower mandibles open about half an inch before pain becomes an issue. If I slide the spoon straight in all the oatmeal falls off. So I sort of start from the top and mush my lips down into the porridge and then just at the last second I pivot and carve. I'm a hair shy of a milk mustache but the gruel is in and so success.

I'm thinking "straw" come smoothie time.


Blogger Koala Bear said...

Poor you!! That must not be fun at all. I can give you some of Sweetie's teething rings that she never used, LOL. Hope this "teething phase" doesn't last long for should really call up a dentist and see about getting those wisdom teeth removed if they are causing you so much grief!

2 December 2006 at 14:08  
Blogger Koala Bear said...

What happened to "The Pancake Chronicles", I check your site today and I don't see the picture of you looking at your fish anymore?? :(

2 December 2006 at 14:10  
Blogger Colleen said...

You don't think Rebs would mind? Right now I'm gnawing on the end of a pen cap and it seems to be doing the trick.

That's weird that you can't see the picture! It's showing up on my end. I don't know what to tell you. Maybe the browswer is just acting up. Poo, I say.

2 December 2006 at 14:23  
Blogger Rachel said...

You poor dear. I remember my wisdom teeth giving me that 'teething' feeling in highschool. And against MY wishes my parents marched me to the dentist and he popped those babies right out of there. I feel for you. I guess you have two choices, make that scary first step of calling the dentist of enduring this off and on pain, well forever! Neither is that attractive, is it?!

3 December 2006 at 13:26  
Blogger Cheryl of the Wilds of C said...

Do you have something to catch the drool?

3 December 2006 at 17:20  
Blogger Colleen said...

Rachel - Hello! I guess it would be the adult thing to give the doc a call. Sigh. At times like this being grownup is highly over-rated, don't you think? I'm sorry you had to go through that - and in high school no less! I bet you're glad it's all over now though. Urg. I'm this close to giving Dr. Teeth a call. It seems so unnatural to ask someone to hurt me intentionally no matter how much good it may do me in the end. Oh bother.

Thank you for your kindess.

Cheryl - Nice. Thanks for that. I am staring at the monitor with a dopey half-smile on my face whilst snickering. Does that count as a reply?

4 December 2006 at 10:20  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

I empathise. I still have all my teeth. And not only do my wisdom teeth slowly reveal another nano-metre of their surface every year, they are not in line with the rest of my teeth, so are prime hiding spots for food and germs. The dentist has already told me they should come out. I just haven't done it yet, either.

Can I be wussy with you? We could make each other feel better and come up with all kinds of really great justifications!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

That picture made me laugh. (Jabin is also teething right now--3 molars and 3 canines--all the worst teeth at once! What's amazing is that he ever stops fussing!)

4 December 2006 at 23:06  
Blogger Colleen said...

YES! T! Be wussy with me! I accept! Already my tooth feels better. See? That wasn't so bad now, was it? Who needs a dentist, I say. I'm glad the photo made you laugh for that was its entire intent. I laughed too when I saw it. I love Flickr. I love that one is allowed to blog the photos. Oh joy!

And poor Jabin. Six teeth is a heck of a lot, I must say. Poor boy. Poor you!


4 December 2006 at 23:55  
Blogger villagegirl said...

you poor dear. I recall the feeling well. I used to tuck a gummy bear (yes, I know - sugar!!) back there when it really bugged me and that seemed to help a little. mine are out as well. It actually wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I'll give you a little hint though...the older you get the harder it is on you. :( Sorry.

5 December 2006 at 07:46  
Blogger Colleen said...

Gummy bears! What a brilliantly tasty idea. That would've been perfect. I'll know for next time, I guess. Oh me, oh my - to dentist or not to dentist? Grrrr.

6 December 2006 at 22:25  
Anonymous Susan H said...

Love the pic!

It's kinda funny but I never ever had any wisdom teeth.

Hope by now they are feeling better. Sorry you have to go through that.

I'm with you on the part where you say it's hard to go to the doctor to be intentionally hurt!

31 December 2006 at 08:55  
Blogger Colleen said...

They are feeling better, thanks Susan! I've heard if you have to get your wisdom teeth removed if they get infected that they can't use any freezing! EEP! Another reason to pick up the phone and call Dr. Teeth.

1 January 2007 at 13:42  
Blogger Lynn & Ryan said...

Happy New Year Colleen! It's Lynn (Laurie's sis)...hope your wisdom teeth are feeling better!? Let me know if they are not and maybe I can suggest something that might help. Just a quick note of correction - the lower jaw is the mandible and the upper s the maxilla.....just so you know what to call them when you finaly go to the dentist!

2 January 2007 at 22:15  

any questions?

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