This past Labor Day we went to visit The Mommy’s family, who live outside Buffalo, NY. The car ride only took 10 hours but with a dog and a baby in the small car it was a rare treat to really spend time with everyone. The trip was fun and relaxing as I turned the baby over to the grandparents so I could sleep. However, on Sunday, we drove around Buffalo and as we were passing the spot where on September 14, 1901 President William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz the baby had a level 5 meltdown. We couldn’t figure it why he was flipping out, but as we stopped near the house were Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office we discovered something else being inaugurated, a tooth.
The little sharp triangle edge of LTD’s bottom front tooth poked out just enough to cause the little guy a pretty good amount of pain and our ears a pretty good amount of ringing. The tooth barely sticks out but just enough to feel like LTD is turning into a shark when I put my finger across his gums. I keep expecting him to sing the theme from Jaws, but instead I just get coos and ahhs. We dipped the pacifier and his burp cloth in some ice water and after sucking on both for a while he was comforted. In the end, all I can say is that if teething hurt the entire time none of us would ever survive. Time to sign LTD up for a good dental plan.