Working with children of all ages leads to some pretty interesting conversations. Today, while working with one of our kindergarten students, my fellow speech pathologist noted that he was missing a significant number of teeth - more than most kindergarten students, and the remaining chompers were cavity-ridden.
Concerned, she asked him, "Buddy, what happened to your teeth? Did they fall out or did someone pull them out?"
With the perfect innocence of a kindergartner, he said, that he wasn't sure. He was opening a jar of jelly and a tooth just fell out of his mouth (as if the act of opening a jar could cause a tooth to just fall out). My colleague said, "I'm just a little worried about what happened to all your teeth."
And then he said, with worry on his face, "I just don't know how many I have left!"
We've been laughing about that all afternoon. "I just don't know how many I have left!" This is just another reason I love my job!
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