I mean really, is it some unwritten law of the universe?
Today, Aaron and I were dozing in bed while the kids played at 8am. We heard Maia screaming so we did what any normal parent does, ignored it for about ten seconds to see if she was genuinely hurt. Sure enough, she was. So I went in to the school room to investigate, and found Maia was bleeding from her mouth. On further inspection one of her front teeth had been knocked back out of place. I settled her then called the dentist. I found it quite disconcerting because the message said "in the event of an emergency leave a message and someone will call you back" - in protective Mummy mode I wanted to know who would call me back, and after how long, and at what point should I worry that they didn't get the message after all?
After about half an hour they called back and told me to bring her straight in to the dentist. I happened to have no car right then due to it pouring fuel out "like a cow pissing" as one of the nice men who has now fixed it said! So I did what any self-respecting mother does, I called my own Mummy to save the day. She did, and we took Maia to the dentist. She was delighted to play with the toys as per usual, then when we were called in she looked up at the (very tall) dentist and said plain as day "I don't like you!" and walked on in. We almost fell over laughing so hard. She's only 2.5yrs old, and on previous visits she has been enthusiastic about coming but despite our best coaxing has refused to let the dentist look at her teeth. Peppa Pig's powers are apparently not enough for my child.
This time she let him look at her teeth, and collected her sticker proudly, but still didn't smile until we left the room! Her tooth has been knocked completely out of place so is essentially dead now. He said it will discolour and may get infected, if it does she will need to have it removed under general anesthetic in hospital due to her age. So I'm praying it doesn't come to that! We've had a few tears today when she's tried to eat something and it's been sore, in fact it has moved even further back now after she bit down on a crisp of all things.