Meego and I made our way to the Heavenly Orthodontist office. I swear, it's like dental week around here for me. Chaco's wisdom teeth Tuesday, Meego's Heavenly Orthodontist Wednesday. So, what's in it for me??
A punch in the face! Yeah!
It wasn't pretty. The blood. The swelling. The loosened teeth. The misalignment. BUT, with wrestling, there are risks involved. Just another day. And with quick intervention, all would not be lost.
Still, I'm glad it wasn't me.
Which is not to say, however, that I didn't feel the "impact". No, we were just there for a routine follow up for Meego. A quick get-in-get-out, go back to school. Except the bloodied wrestler got there just before we did.
He was inadvertently kicked in the mouth during wrestling practice. At least, I hope it was inadvertent.
He was appropriately moved to the top of the queue, and the good doctor went about putting things back where they belong. Meego and I waited in the comfy, softly lit waiting area, watching some MegaMind. There was one other patient, a girl about Meego's age. The wrestler's young sister sat cutting out paper snowflakes while wearing a princess dress, seemingly oblivious to the state of her big brother.
It was really not a big inconvenience, and certainly understandable. In the end, our appointment was only pushed back about 15 minutes. But it was enough for the receptionist to take pity on us. In the form of free FroYo:
She gave LuLu's gift cards to us and the other waiting patient.
Of course Meego wanted to cash it in as soon as we left the office. LuLu's is just downstairs. But no, I made him go back to school. As keeper of the coupons, I brought it home and put it on the kitchen white board next to my crossing guard Santa. I doubt it will stay around for long, but for now, we shall savor it and give thanks to the sacrificial wrestler.
Now, that's a fine kick in the mouth.