Do you know what I hate the most about having kids? Changing diapers.
Know what I hate second most about having kids? Teething.
I hate the crabby, drooly, exhausted from not sleeping because they are in so much pain, babies.
The entire first year just sucks, in my opinion. Once they turn a year old, things tend to get easier on me, except for..........teething. That doesn't get easier, ever. I feel like my kids live on Motrin and Tylenol from about 6 months until 2.5 because it's the only thing that stops the incessant screaming.
Anyway. There's a reason for all this whining about teething. This kid, right here, just lost his first tooth. Now, don't get me wrong, he looks freaking adorable with that little gap in his smile, but, all I can think about is how many sleepless nights I had waiting for him to cut that damn tooth, and now...now it just...falls out???? Like, what the hell, dude? We worked REALLY hard trying not to lose our sanity over that one tiny little tooth, and here it just goes and falls out like it ain't no thang. Irritating.
But, look at that face. Doesn't it scream "YAY!!"
So. Many. Essited.
Okay, so, he looks terrified, but that brings me to my next point:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (I hate the word disorder...like there's something wrong with him)
So, Connor was eating breakfast when his tooth fell out, and you know what happened after? Take a wild guess.
He went from happily eating his strawberries and waffles to being unable to eat because it feels different now in his mouth. I told him to PLEASE eat his lunch today so he doesn't get in the car at 3 p.m. hangry and yelling at me about that one time I didn't brush his teeth enough and HIS TOOTH FELL OUT (true story).
Honestly I have dreaded this day with Connor because I knew it would end up being a total pain in the butt getting him acclimated to eating with a hole in his cheeser, but, it's here now and we must deal with it *sigh*
Connor was a super happy baby, unless he was teething. Then he was a punk and made me rethink my life choices, which if I'm being honest, all my kids have made me do at one point or another. Now, surprisingly enough, Connor is still our most content child, and, I have a feeling I will be arguing with a tinier version of my husband about how you can't not eat when your teeth start falling out. You'd shrivel up and waste away, and we don't want that now, do we???