Saturday, May 01, 2004

Forgot to Floss
Last night, Monica took some of her company's overseas (UK) staff out for dinner. The two apprentices (apprenti?) and I treated ourselves to a fun and easy-to-cook meal: grilled steak and corn-on-the-cob. Shane is an old pro with the corn. Liv had only had it once previously. Last night, she did great. Almost completely cleaning one half of an ear, and cleaning out about half of the second half. During dinner, Shane showed me that he had gotten some of the corn stuck between his teeth. I tried to show him how to use his tongue to pull it out, and told him that after dinner, it that didn't work, we could use some dental floss to clean it out.

Probably needless to say given the pace and chaos which have descended upon the household, the corn and the flossing were forgotten somewhere between eating and going to bed. However, Shane woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and woke Monica up to tell her that we had forgotten to floss. We don't always floss (I know, I know) and she hadn't been there for the corn conversation, and so didn't really know what was going on. But she fumbled around with the floss and managed to get the string between a couple of teeth at a groggy 2am. That satisfied him and he was back to bed. Its just so amazing how their little minds work. I doubt he had any discomfort or annoyances remaining from the corn, but he had stored somewhere that we needed to floss and couldn't rest easily until that box was checked off.

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