It’s time for us to get mom up and active, Kali. I’ll go yell on the stairs and you can start talking in your loud manner. I’m not LOUD like some ole fishwife…..I’m emphatic. With a tad of urgency in my voice. You mean more like a scream…MOL It’ll get her up and rootin’ around for our brekky. Why’s she so tired Shoko? She has had a toothache for a few days so went to the dentist. Her regular dentist was on her week off but her husband, Dr. Lopez was on, so she made an appointment with him. Off she toddled to meet him and find out what gives with this tooth. Was he nice Shoko? Her regular dentist is so nice. Mom likes her, as far as she likes any dentist. Just listen Kali. Mom went into his office and had the x-rays taken and then the nurse introduced Dr. Lopez. Mom was speechless. This doesn’t happen often friends. He looked a little like, “Sam I Am” from Dr, Seuss.
He shook mom’s hand instead of raising his hat. Every word he said, he expressed with his hands, He had on white gloves…..ok, they were medical gloves but the image was the same. What? He turned out to be Sam I Am. What a dentist he would make! No, no….he behaved like Sam I Am, Cow Kitty. Do you know mom’s tooth didn’t hurt anymore! Turned out it was her sinus’ acting up and they made her tooth pound. He prescribed antibiotics. When he told mom she shouldn’t have a prescribed anti-biotic without taking food with it, he wagged his finger back and forth just like Sam I Am.
When mom left the dentist, she felt good to have met Sam I Am’s human twin.
One of our favourite Dr. Seuss quotes:
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act.