I have a four year old miracle child. She told me herself. She said she fell asleep one night without brushing her teeth – and her teeth did not rot! It was a miracle. I was so happy for her, but I did warn her that miracles don’t often repeat itself, so she shouldn’t think that she can skip on brushing her teeth.
She asked me if I was ever a miracle child? Yes, I told her. The fact that I am alive is a miracle.
What about your teeth?” she asked
My teeth. There are no miracles there, only cautionary tales about too much candy and poor brushing habits.
When did you have your first cavity?
Before I had teeth, I had cavities. I was more of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not child. I was just weird.