Tough Guys

Posted on 23 Feb 2021 by Steve Markham

Lewis lost his first tooth, and Kyle got a root canal, and they were both very tough about it.

Lewis's very loose tooth
Lewis's very loose tooth

The other night Lewis showed me how wiggly his tooth was, and asked me to pull it out. I pulled a little, but it was still attached pretty thoroughly, and I didn’t want him crying and bleeding all over. I told him to wiggle it with his tongue, and I’d pull it the next day. He came back five minutes later, handed me a paper napkin, and asked me to pull it again. Maybe the napkin would give me a good enough grip. I explained that if I had to pull hard, that probably meant it would hurt a lot. “I don’t care.” So, I grabbed it and yanked it out, and sure enough, he didn’t cry.

Lewis's new straw hole
Lewis's new straw hole

Then Kyle went and had a root canal this morning with no anesthetic. He’s now back at school, as though nothing happened.

Tough guys, both of them.

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