Last night around 11 pm Alec informed me through a muffled voice that he had a wire poking into his mouth that was on his very back tooth. side note...my mom took him up to the ortho yesterday and he got a few things adjusted on his braces. Anyway, I looked into his mouth and saw...rice krispies...gag and after he rinsed I saw...a wire poking directly into the ripped and shredded tissue near his molars. OH MY GOD I said, I have to do a little sugery! Alec got wide eyed but laid down and opened his mouth. I got a q-tip, sterilized my tweezers, found and cleaned, sterilized a toenail scissors (just kidding), I really just looked into his mouth and wished I had a hemastat to snap off that little damn wire. I thought a bit about calling the dentist...especially as Alec pulled out a wad of his t-shirt he had ripped off his sleeve to use as padding during the school day. I looked around for a taper candle to shove into that little space between cheek and wire...nothing...nothing...FINALLY...I remebered I had some wax that I'd used for arthritis pain on someone (probably me) and slightly warmed that and made a wad the size of a walnut and Alec shoved it in. I would call the dentist in the am and hopefully get that sucker snipped.
don't EVER EVER EVER SAY THAT...the trouble fairy will come right your way...take it from me