How to Learn From Your Experiences With Wit and Wisdom

 Did you ever have to get your wisdom teeth out? I’m fortunate to have all of mine, but three of my kids have had to say goodbye to theirs. This has led to some painful as well as hilarious aftermath.   Read the full post at https://www.epicfamilies.com/blog/wit-and-wisdom

Did you ever have to get your wisdom teeth out? I’m fortunate to have kept all of mine, but three of my kids have had to say goodbye to theirs. This has led to some painful, as well as hilarious, aftermath. Overall lesson here? In any situation, you can find pain as well as wit and wisdom (or in the case of anesthetized boys, particularly son #2, hilarity!)

How to Learn From Your Experiences With Wit and Wisdom

My youngest is having his pulled (they're impacted) while I type this. This is one of those parenting duties that we do because we have to, not because we want to. My husband is the one in charge of wisdom teeth duty.

For some reason, I just can’t stomach it. I’m in charge of the aftercare. And in doing that, I’ve had some interesting experiences with my first two boys.

Son #1's Wit and Wisdom Experience

He got his teeth pulled with just massive doses of novocaine. No other anesthesia. And I think things went pretty well. He felt “fine” (I mean, as fine as you can after that). But looking back, he probably wasn’t doing as well as he thought.

When he stood up to use the bathroom and saw stars, rather than immediately sitting down, he walked over to me and crumbled, taking out a chair and landing on top of me along with the (hard, wooden) chair. Ouch!

Him: “Mom, what happened????”

Me: “Owwwwww!”

As much as it hurt, there was definitely still some wit involved here. And some wisdom learned, too — don’t let them pee without an escort on the first day.

Son #2's Wit and Wisdom Experience

This one was much more amusing! He was put under general anesthesia to have his impacted teeth removed.

Son #2 has always been my frequent flyer to the emergency room and has had his share of anesthesia and pain medication over the years. I remember when he was six and got a shot of morphine for a horribly broken arm: “Mom, can they give us some of this to take home? I like it!”

And when he had the surgery on his arm, all the nurses gathered around in the recovery room because he was so funny! (I have no idea what he was saying, but they all got a really good laugh!)

Wisdom learned here — he doesn’t tolerate pain medicine well. It drops those inhibitions, and look out world!

So it was finally wisdom tooth removal day, and he was likely as animated as he was the day of his arm surgery, but much older. He also got general anesthesia.

This time, the nurses shared the conversation that they had with him. Apparently, he was the new CEO of Apple. I’m glad he’s been making a mark in the world! He also proposed to each one of them and told them how beautiful they were. By the time my husband got to the drive-through window at Chic-fil-A to buy his milkshake, he had apparently taken over the world! And also owned Red Lobster!

I got just a tiny taste of this when he returned home. He was hilarious! And had an obsession for my “boobies” that hadn’t surfaced since he was two! Just yesterday, my youngest (today’s victim) found videos of the incident. Oh. My. Gosh! Score for super blackmail material!

Son #3's Wit and Wisdom Experience

When he found the video of his brother, he charged up his Go-Pro and made us promise to tape him. I don’t know that he’s ever taken a pain med, so I have no idea how he will tolerate it. My money is on class clown!

Hubby just escorted him through the door. He looks OK, more like son #1 did after this. Although, he already told me that he tried to hook up son #2 (ruler of the world, CEO of Apple, owner of Red Lobster) with the nurse, Rebecca!!!  So, perhaps, he takes after both of his older brothers. We shall see!

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