Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm Thankful for Baby Teeth!

This may sound like a joke, but, Invisible Readers, I am 100 % not kidding when I say I am thankful for baby teeth!

Seriously, how smart is God to give those little ones baby teeth, practice teeth, if you will, that they will only have for the first few years of their lives? You know the years where they are fearless and fall a lot!

My 2 youngest kids both have ever so slightly chipped front teeth. Both of them are climbers. My daughter could climb before she could walk. She would crawl over to something and climb up! A mother with multiple children cannot be everywhere at once, so although she will intercede and save that climber child from may a plunge; there will inevitably be some falls.

These teeth incidents of my kids were not traumas, to be honest I don't even know exactly when they happened with either kid. I just know one day (very recently with my 1 year old) I noticed the slightly chipped front tooth which the dentist confirmed. But, thanks to God's perfect plan these teeth will fall out in few years! So no worries, unless of course they get a giant bubble-like blister on the gum above the tooth -- then according to my dentist you need to worry and he'll pull the tooth.

I know I join countless other moms in saying a huge "Thank you, God, for giving them baby teeth!"

Psalm 139:13-14, "For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well."

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  1. I know what you mean. My oldest son bumped his front tooth when he was little. It turned blackish and stayed that way for about a year until it fell out! So pretty, I tell ya!

  2. I will have to remember this should my kids ever injure their teeth :)

  3. Thank God! Ds had an accident in a jumpy castle where he bumped his mouth into a childs head. He ended up having his 2 front teeth (baby) pulled early. He went without them for almost a year. He was singing "All I Want For Christmas Are My Two Front Teeth". LOL!

  4. I"m with you! My daughter also has a chipped tooth, and thank God it's a baby tooth!


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