Friday, March 28, 2008

Thoughts from the backseat

Lanie has quite a dental history already at only five years old. We are extra vigilant with her teeth, brushing twice a day, flossing, flouride rinse. She has had a tough road and has some pretty vivid, yucky memories from the dentist's office.

Today was a cleaning. As we drove there, she sat in silence. Then uttered a simple thought on a complex emotion in the best way she knew how:

"Mommy, sometimes when my heart beats really fast, it makes my body want to run away."

She was so nervous. Fortunately, it was a quick cleaning and a few x-rays.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It only lasts for a while that kids can express things in such a poetic manner. Then they get older, and the demands of facts from school teachers drives all the poetry out. Unless they're lucky enough to get a special teacher...

PETE