We don’t often share a post that isn’t related to thriftiness in some way….but this is really relevant. In a way, it is an issue that could cost all of us parents a lot more money!
The issue that can cause us a lot more money is named: Modern Dental Technology!
Let us explain (read in a flowing English-like accent for added emphasis): Earlier today, our lovely 7-year old and eldest of all the Thrifty Kids kindly asked for a Starburst after acing her home spelling test. I was agreeable to the request and ever so carefully handed the sweet little morsel to her and explained to enjoy it thoroughly as she doesn’t get them often.
“Mmmmm mom I really am enjoying this,” was the sweet 7-year old reply as she followed her statement up with a question, “why are we not able to eat them often?” She seriously asked in those exact words.
“Well, darling…..candy, sugar and sweets can be quite a terrible nemesis to your mouth and your lovely pearly whites! You might end up with one of those oh so terrible little mouth bugs called cavities, ” was my reply.
“Hmmm…” was her response this time.
I continued, “You’ve already had to have one fixed and you don’t want to have to do it again!”
“But mom” was the next words uttered from the sweet girls mouth, “getting my cavity fixed was so much fun! I got to lay back and watch a movie on the ceiling, and then I got a prize after. It wasn’t terrible at all!”
Thus the ears of the three younger children perked up and now they all want cavities!
My point in this silly, but very true story is that we are in trouble! When I was a child, the dentist was the last place I wanted to be. Getting cavities filled was not a piece of cake nor a walk in the park. After my first cavity, I did my best to take care of my teeth as I didn’t want to experience this turmoil again. But now, with the ease, even enjoyment of getting a cavity repaired, watching a movie from the ceiling and getting a prize – we are in trouble!
Even recently, I shared on our Facebook page that I would be undergoing a root canal from a recent tooth injury. I was scared! But afterwards, I couldn’t believe how much of a breeze it really was with the modern dental technology! So I can partly understand where our 7-year old is coming from with today’s technology!
So the fact that the visit to the dentist itself is not enough to deter today’s children from preventing cavities – let’s just say it could get a great deal more expensive 🙂
Disclaimer: Although this is a fun and silly satire, we just wanted to share a fun post and well…. sorta, kinda display our families personalities to you a little more. You see, being behind this computer screen all day, sometimes you can’t get to know us very well. Our toddler sums up our family’s personality quite well in his phrase, “We just be quirky like that!” We hope you enjoyed our silly way of sharing how we are experiencing a serious concern here in our home today!