You know…out of all the extras you could possibly have in life, teeth somehow don’t quite make the list of favorites. While I enjoy having them, extras don’t appeal to me.
What on earth am I talking about? Let me explain. While recently on vacation my 10 year old son questions some white spots he was seeing on his gums. “Mommy! Look at these white things in my mouth”. I of course being the caring mother that I am proceeded to check his gums and came to the conclusion that it must be natural pressure causing the whitish appearance on the gums. I went as far as showing him my gums at places that looked exactly the same. So…based on my extensive non-dental expertise declared it to be nothing. Case closed.
Two to three weeks later the incident comes to mind and I decided to follow-up on the gum situation. You know so I can say “see it was nothing”. What happened next will boggle the mind. Suddenly I found myself staring straight at a new pair of teeth forcing their way into my child’s mouth uninvited. How rude!!! How could this be? I totally handled this problem and it should have never turned into “teeth” of all things.
Can you imagine that?
Two weeks later…
1 visit to the Orthodonist plus 2 to the dentist = 1 nervous kid, 4 shots of Novocaine, 2 gaping holes, 1 numb mouth and 1 hilariously entertaining conversation. (What can I say his numb mouth looked funny).
O Friends, friends wherefore art thou friends? Deny thy cell phone and refuse thy text; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my bestie, and I’ll no longer be an acquaintance.
What is it with people these days? Is it just me or is it really hard to find a friend. Oh sure you can talk to just about anyone but that does not a friend make. When you think about the friends you’ve made in your life which ones are still around? All, most, some, a few or maybe just a couple? I can honestly say that friends are hard to come by. Let me clarify by explaining what I consider to be a friend. A friend should be someone that you can trust and count on. Someone that is loyal and dependable. You feel comfortable around them and can be yourself not worrying about being judged or misunderstood. Sometimes I could just kick myself for feeling like a middle schooler again when I try to get acquainted with someone to find they aren’t really interested. I guess their friend card is all full. I try not to get sour about it and I just move on. Prayer helps get me through because I know that God wants what’s best for me so I decide that He has better plans laid ahead. I have to admit though that I often think to myself…”hey, I’m a fun person, loving and giving. Why do I have such a difficult time making friends??” Did I mention humble? I should definitely put that on the list.
I don’t want to sound like a downer I just truly wonder about people sometimes. I mean I’ve gotten ignored or forgotten more times than I care to mention. That sounds pretty pitiful doesn’t it? Phew what’s up wit dat? Really people, is it just me being a baby or are real friends just hard to find? Maybe I should consider starting a campaign. How do these slogans sound?
”Be my friend and I’ll be loyal to the end.”
“Hang with me and best friends will always be.”
“If you’re my friend you’ll never leave the house with lipstick on your teeth”
I know they stink but they make good points wouldn’t you say? Okay so I’m mostly joking but friends are really important to me and are truly hard to find. So next time you come across someone that’s trying to strike up a conversation with you…throw them a bone and “conversimacate” right back. You’ll be doing a great service to the person who may just need an ear to listen and to yourself because you never know…that just might be the best friend you never knew you’d have. ♥
The conversation usually goes something like this…