Thursday, October 27, 2011

How I knocked My Husband's Tooth Out

The picture is so true except the other way around.  I'm always falling off the edge of the bed.  Haha.  :D

Almost a week ago I did something really bad to my poor husband. It was in the middle of the night, he was laying on the covers where I couldn't get any.  I grabbed the blanket, gripped hard, and pulled the covers with all my might to try and get some.  My left hand slipped and whacked him right in the mouth.  I was hoping I didn't hit him that hard but he jumped up and grabbed his mouth.  Charles ran to the bathroom to get some tissue.  I figured that I gave him a bloody nose or something.  I kept saying, "Oh, I'm so sorry, so sorry!"  Guess what I did.  I not only split his lip with my wedding ring, I split his front tooth.  HIS FRONT TOOTH.  He had blood all over his mouth and was trying to hold part of his tooth in place.  Oh man, I felt sooooo bad.

Caleb's Billy Bob pacifier
The next couple of days he tried to be really careful eating but finally the the piece of tooth fell off so only half of the tooth is there. I feel so bad and he says he looks like he has Billy Bob teeth now.  Sigh.  I called around to several dentists and it'll be over $1,000 to fix it.  Really, really bad timing since the holidays are coming. We have to get it fixed though because Charles doesn't want to be visiting long lost family with Billy Bob teeth.  Soooo, we are thinking about different ways to save money in finding a dentist.  I told him that since we are paying with cash, bargain with them.  You can always negotiate when you are paying it all out of your own pocket.

Charles keeps joking and telling me maybe I was harboring bad feelings towards him and just needed to get it out, even if it was in my sleep.  Noooo, so not true!  Well, at first I joked with him and said, "That's what you get for getting me pregnant!"  Heh heh

(Picture shows Charles with 5 of the kids....before I knocked his tooth out)


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

Bless his heart and BLESS YOU TOO! I know you would never purposely do that to Charles. Is he in a lot of pain? Are the dentists going to work with you?

YES, he absolutely has to have this fixed. I am glad the situation is not reversed because other people would think you are "not safe at home" if you know what I mean. Tell Charles I will be thinking of him.

Maybe some local dentist would like to advertise on your blog? Before and after photos? I promise to write a very controversial comment or three so they know people are reading.

Virginia Revoir said...

Yeah, that would be seriously cool. The only problem is I get offers from local businesses and I have to turn them down in order not to reveal to people what area I live in.

You are awesome at creating controversy! I love that about you because that is secretly me. Heh heh. You are just more open about it.

Mama Duck said...

oh my gosh, you are so hilarious!!! Poor Charles! So funny though! You will never live that one down. I hope you find a good deal on dentistry. I cannot stop laughing!!!

Unknown said...

Oh that would make for a rough night! Hee hee....hope he is recovering well! (Hope you are feeling better too!) :)

Mom said...

Poor Charles and poor you! I know you must have felt terrible. I wish I could help with the dentist. :-( Hope you can get it figured out. What a lovely husband you have!

Karen said...

Just a thought. If you have a dental school in the area, you might be able to get an appointment for a lot less money. This is what my mom does, although she often has a longer wait to get the appointment, and then of course because it is a student working on you, it takes longer at the appointment as well. She has always had good luck with this though. Hope that helps!