Minus one tooth

Red Chief had oral surgery last week to have an extra tooth out. (The dentist called it a "supernumerary" tooth.)

We stocked up beforehand on soup, smoothie ingredients, and other soft foods he requested. I also collected some surprises for him to occupy his time in convalescence: Legos, movies, a stained-glass painting kit from the dollar store, the 2017 Farmer's Almanac.

The surgery went well. He was brave and is recovering nicely, but he's glad to have it behind him.

We're still having soft foods this week: smoothies, oatmeal, and other porridges for breakfast; soup, pasta, applesauce, and mashed potatoes for dinner. I don't love cooking two dinners, so I'm just trying to plan soft things that everyone can have.

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  1. I had that done when I was 14, for braces. One of the teeth had three roots, which was highly unusual. Glad Red Chief is on the mend. He's a tough kid

  2. Best wishes to Red CHief.. Proud he got it over with.. No dental procedure is fun.eeeh.