Thursday, October 04, 2007

Dip....

Good guesses yesterday on what Ashley likes to dip her french fries in. No one guessed it right though (and no, not even Ray, but to his defense he wasn't at dinner the night this started).

She likes to dip her fries in strawberry jelly. Seriously. And when I say dip, I really mean drown. She loves jelly. Every Tuesday I bring her a jelly sandwich to have in the car on the way home from school since she has soccer. She can just do without the peanut butter (which she still actually hasn't had, she has had soy nut butter, Ray is allergic to peanuts and I am afraid to give her peanut butter).

And no, sleep isn't any better in our house. Audrey is cutting her two year molars a few months early, and it isn't fun. It took both Ray and I to calm her down at 1:00 in the morning. And speaking of teeth, I am not sure I have told everyone about Ray's latest and greatest.

Ray has no enamel on his teeth, and they are slowly going away. He has had issues with his teeth his whole life. Most of his molars are crowned and trips to the dentist for him mean a lot of pain.

In order to correct his teeth, he needs some serious work. To the tune of $20,000. Yes, I said $20,000. The amount of my getting a master's degree or the amount of a decent new car. Insurance might cover a couple hundred dollars. But Ray is getting to the point he needs this done or I will be spoon feeding him creamed corn and mashed potatoes.

I am hoping the girls' have inherited my teeth genes...

19 comments:

Kellie said...

Interesting on the jelly. I may have to try that :)

Sorry there's not much sleeping going on in your house. I SO feel your pain!!

Twenty grand?! Wow. Insurance won't cover it because why?

Twenty grand. Ouch.

Edie C said...

I had to laugh at the spoon feeding comment! I think you guys should really talk with the insurance company about this stuff for Ray. I mean, yes, the veneers are considered cosmetic, but it's not like he really has an option at this point. I'm sure they won't pay for the whole thing, but considering it is a necessity rather than a luxury, they may help a tad bit more?!?!?

Sabrina said...

Definitely talk to Insurance if they're affecting his cost of living. Why do you have to spoon feed him? Can't he suck it up in a straw?

Beccy said...

Laughing at Sabrina!

That's a lot of money for Rays teeth, I hope you manage to get something sorted!

Shari said...

Jelly, only kids! $20,000??? That's pure craziness

Julie said...

Oh. My. God. $20K for dental work?
Insurance sucks. Maybe Ray should apply for one of those extreme makeover shows - you can get them to pay for it! : )

CPA Mom said...

I'll have to send you some of my homemade strawberry jam then.

I have no words. I'm still blinking over the $20k. OMG. I am in the wrong profession.

lisa's chaos said...

Oh my strawberry jam? I bet you get weirder (is that a word?) looks than I do when we request mustard for my son's fries.

lisa's chaos said...

I had major enamel trouble on my baby teeth and had to have caps on them but luckily my adult teeth don't suffer the same issues. Wow!

mark said...

Really? Strawberry Jelly? Wow. Good luck with the dental work... hope your girls got your teeth too.

ChrisB said...

wow that is a serious amount of money for dental work.

Strawberry jelly well it's different!

3XMom said...

My girls dip their chicken nuggets in banana/berry babyfood. They actually spoon it right onto the chicken nuggets. They are insane.

Good luck with Ray. That SUCKS.

bermudabluez said...

Insurance is useless sometimes. Wow....$20K is ALOT. I feel for you guys. And no....I never would have guessed strawberry jelly!

SJ said...

I would have never have guessed strawberry jelly. That's interesting to say the least.

And I had no idea about Ray and his teeth. Sounds very, very painful! I'm hoping your kids have your teeth genes as well.

20K? Jesus.....

That Chick Over There said...

Oh my gosh! Sorry about the teeth! That dollar amount scares me.

Pam said...

Wow- jelly, huh? I NEVER would have guessed that...but maybe I should try it. So sorry to hear about the sleep issue...I feel your pain! Tired is my middle name...or is it exhausted? Holy hell...20 grand? Yikes! Ouch! I hope you can come up with something there...I think my hubby would just have to get wooden teeth like in the old days...no way we could cover that.

my4kids said...

Jelly huh? Interesting.

I feel for Ray I have had problems with my teeth my whole life also and have a major fear of the dentist because of it.

BS said...

I have weak enamel on my teeth and my mouth is full of crowns !! (SJ got the good teeth!)

Rachel said...

Ewwwwwww, I totally hate jelly. And peanut butter too.

$20,000!!!!!!!!! That's crazy! I am clearly in the wrong business!