Project Alicia

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

DAY 91


The Crocodile's Toothache (one of our favorites)
by Shel Silverstein

The Crocodile
Went to the dentist
And sat down in the chair,
And the dentist said, "Now tell me, sir,
Why does it hurt and where?"
And the Crocodile said, "I'll tell you the truth,
I have a terrible ache in my tooth,"
And he opened his jaws so wide, so wide,
The the dentist, he climbed right inside,
And the dentist laughed, "Oh isn't this fun?"
As he pulled the teeth out, one by one.
And the Crocodile cried, "You're hurting me so!
Please put down your pliers and let me go."
But the dentist laughed with a Ho Ho Ho,
And he said, "I still have twelve to go-
Oops, that's the wrong one, I confess,
But what's one crocodile's tooth more or less?"
Then suddenly, the jaws went SNAP,
And the dentist was gone, right off the map,
And where he went one could only guess...
To North or South or East or West...
He left no forwarding address.
But what's one dentist, more or less?

A few highlights from our Wednesday:
  • Good news to report... NO CAVITIES!! But the dentist said Connor may need a gum graft. I've never heard of a child needing that. Perhaps a second opinion is in order.
  • Haldan received an automated phone call today that told him that all Duane Arnold personnel needed to report to work immediately; I thought we were having a nuclear melt down, but it turned out to be an error- or was it an April Fool's Joke?
  • Connor tried to tell Haldan an April Fool's joke today, but failed miserably. He had to actually hold his mouth down so he didn't smile. We all had a good laugh and we learned he's a horrible liar unlike Camille who had a fun time telling lies all day long.
  • Haldan pulled a 2 inch hair out of my ear today after I was complaining it felt weird. I could hear much better once it was removed- NO JOKE!!


  1. Our dentist told us the same thing about Sarah's lower gums last time. I haven't checked into it any further yet. He said it might be corrected when she gets braces (I'm sure she'll need them). I seem to remember having the same problem but never got a graft and he said mine's fine now.

  2. Sounds like a fun April fools day...I'm sure that you may know by now that that call from DAEC was an acutal drill. I told Mauro that it was not a good day to have a drill. He laughed at me.:)