Monday, October 08, 2007

Biting Humor

There are a number of things I don’t want to do; until recently, a colonoscopy was at the top of that list. Since I can unfortunately say that I’ve been there and done that, I’ve needed a new number one don’t-want-to-do-that thing.

And I think I’ve found it.

I do not want to cut any new teeth.

Yeah, yeah, no worries there, I know. But they are doing incredible things with stems cells, like growing vital organ tissue. I even saw a picture of a human ear being grown on the back of a mouse (seriously; here's a link to the picture). Can new teeth be far behind?

You can probably guess why - we have entered the teething months.

Really, it should be called the inconsolable months. There is nothing we can do to make her happy when she’s in the throws of trying to cut a tooth (teeth?). A frozen chewy thing or a wet compress to gum seems to help. For a bit, anyway.

There are a number of “remedies” on the market for teething pain. But I fear they are nothing more than Doc Terminus’ Snake Oil Cure-All.

This has been going on for a few days and we have absolutely no teeth to show for it.

In the meantime, what are your cures for the new teeth blues?