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Jennifer E. Thomas
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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Root canal

As I type, Sam and Sean are at the dentist getting Sean's root canal, that our church is paying for because we sure as shit don't have $1800 laying around. We will be paying the church back when the student loan disbursement comes in, because we don't want to take advantage, and we WILL have the money within the next couple of weeks, but this needs to be done NOW.

I wish to hell we had insurance for the kids, including dental coverage. Gha.

And I'm glad I'm not there listening to the drill.

Did I mention that we are going to make Sean pay us back for this root canal?

Why, you ask?

Because for the last four years I have nagged him every morning and night: brush and floss.

And for four years, he has NOT. He tells me he has brushed maybe once a week if he felt like it, and hasn't flossed ONCE since I joined the family.

And now his teeth are breaking in half and costing thousands of dollars to fix. Am I supposed to stand over him in the bathroom and make sure he's brushing? I freakin' think not. Telling his brothers works just fine for them. When I married this family he was 12, more than old enough to parse a simple order.

He made his bed, he can lie in it.

Since Sean sure doesn't have $1800, he will work it off at slave wages. I'm going to have the cleanest house and yard in all of Texas for the next year or so.

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Awww, I don't know that i'd go that far. I think having to have a root canal is punishment enough. Not to mention the upkeep he will have for the rest of his life.

You know, my oldest son(22) was like this. He'd rather go around with green teeth than brush. He wore braces too and still didn't take care of them. Well, when he got the braces off he had 14 cavities in his FRONT teeth. ~ow! you talk about painful. I paid for them all; it took all summer to get the teeth fixed and it was not fun at all for him. he has already had to replace one filling, on his dime. I haven't said a word, not one "I told you so."

Fillings last 5-10 years. He will be paying dearly for his stupidity.

Ewwwwww, evile parental units.. Sounds great to me ;)

*hugs*

When you are done with him, I do have some yard work he can do too ;)Might I suggest you starting a garden this summer if you haven't already put thought to it? :)

It would do the boys good, and it will save on grocery bills. It might give the boys a sense of accomplishment too. They might be quite proud of whatever they grow, especially if they grow a lot of whatever. I suggest tomatoes, zucchini and pole beans ;)