September 29th, 2010
|07:08 pm - The Little Vampire|
One of my coworkers is an extremely overqualified Kenyan girl who was younger when she graduated college than the rest of us were when we graduated high school.
Anyway, she has a three-year-old who (in an attempt to follow in his mother's footsteps) is already enrolled in kindergarten (which I didn't even think was legal). The kindergarten isn't part of this story, though. The story is that my coworker came over to my desk today in a state of distress and said, "Colin, how expensive is a dental specialist? Will I have to take out a loan?"
"I don't know," I said. "What do you need to have done?"
"It's my baby. His teeth are too pointy."
And she pulled out her phone, and showed me a series of pictures of her son. Most of them were disturbing close-ups of his mouth, and she zoomed in on the others.
"They're terrible," she said. "We need to get them fixed!"
I could hear the italics in her voice (the underlining is mine, though).
Kid looks fine to me.
She's calling the dentist anyway.
Current Mood: weirded out
Current Music: The Gilmore Girls
I know a girl who said that her parents had her teeth filed down because they were too sharp. She said they were like kitten teeth. No idea what it cost though.
The thing is, his teeth look fine. I think she's worried that he has sharp canines, like everybody else in the world. Hers are rounded.
Won't he be losing those teeth relatively quickly, anyway? Maybe the whole feral demon child thing is just a phase that won't continue into adulthood.
Yeah, I would guess that the dentist will tell her to wait until he's 10 and see what happens.
Good point. Really, though, his teeth look fine, it's just that his canines are pointier than hers. As far as I can tell, though, they are by no means abnormal.
I think most kids' teeth are pointier than those of adults just because they're smaller. And even if they're abnormally pointy for a kid, I would have loved to have fangs as a kid. Totally not a big deal.