4.01.2008

More Tooth Troubles

So, a month ago Jeramy had to have his front tooth pulled to get an implant. He'll get the permanent tooth in another 5 or 6 months and in the meantime has a temporary. For the whole story, check out A Real Tooth.

From the get-go, he has been having a few problems with the temporary tooth. First, he went in for a check-up on the tooth and they found it was completely loose. So they shaved it down a bit shorter and a lot thinner so he wouldn't use it to bite anything with. Then, Sunday night a piece of the temporary tooth fell off. He was just beside himself, since this whole thing is a 20 year nightmare being brought to reality. Luckily the dentist was able to fit him in yesterday afternoon. Not so lucky, I guess there are pretty significant problems with the temporary and it needs to be replaced. So, they had to take the temporary out because with the way it broke it could cause the screw (in his mouth, in the bone) to become misaligned and cause problems so it won't fuse to the bone and the unbelievable part is they aren't able to get him a new one for a few days!!! Jeramy is completely fired up about the whole thing (an understatement) He won't talk and keeps his hand over his mouth when he does. Luckily he is just working from home for the next few days and doesn't have to go anywhere before Thursday.

Even though he is so upset and grumpy about the whole thing, I decided to press my luck and beg for a picture - so me and so many others were so disappointed about not having one the first go round. So, here it is.

What a good sport, he even managed to
smile and goof around about it!

Oh, there's one more thing I forgot to mention about this whole tooth thing......






APRIL FOOL'S DAY!!!!

OK, the real story is that this is a prank we did for Jeramy's boss and co-workers. He was just out in Chicago last week and when he came home he was telling me about some of the pranks and goofy things they did while he was out there. I told him he had to come up with some kind of April Fool's Day prank to pull on them. Then, Sunday night when the piece of his tooth fell off, I thought it would be hilarious to pretend his tooth fell out. They all know about the whole tooth thing since it's been so traumatic for Jeramy. Since his tooth isn't "real" we didn't dare use shoe polish or eye-liner to black it out for fear it would stay black forever, so we used a sticker cut in the shape of his tooth. He was going to call them on Skype, using the camera on his computer - especially since the picture quality isn't great, we thought we could pull it off. I also wanted to take a picture for my blog but when we put the sticker on it looked ridiculously fake. So I edited the picture using Photoshop (don't know what I'm doing!) and he still used Skype and his boss fell for it! I'm not even going to flatter myself into thinking that anyone fell for the joke based on the picture I edited - it looks a little fake. For the sake of the blog, I made up the story about having to remove the temporary (the rest is true) and hoped by posting the story first, it would seem more believable. So, for those of you who noticed that the picture looked completely doctored - the joke's on us! And for anyone else - if you're out there - Happy April Fool's Day!

10 comments:

John & Shauna said...

You fooled me! I just was feeling so sorry for Jeramy. Nice work with the photo.

Gomez said...

I am a total sucker too! I was laughing so hard... and was ready to phone and laugh at Jer.

By the way I loved the bumblebee Cooper-Leavitts!

mom said...

We can't believe everyone fell for it. We certainly didn't. (Ha, ha.)

Great job with Photoshop. You got us good!

Emily said...

You totally got me. Love the pic, Jer!

Tiffany Garfield said...

Hilarious!!! I do love the picture!

Marilee said...

Tam, you totally got me with the picture! The whole time I was reading it I was thinking "why didn't Tam tell me about this? I saw her Monday and today and NOT a word." Good April Fools joke!

The Kimbles said...

Tamara...I think you found a new gift. Great joke. You got me!

Brecken said...

nice job, well done.

Julie Konchar said...

I totally bought it because, you know, hockey. Linked on to your blog from Marilee's and I'm sure you hear it all da time but your children are teeth-gnashingly cute. Seriously. I want to squish them! Loved all the pics and updates. You got skills. I'll definately be checking back...
Julie

Julie Konchar said...

Okay, it's me again, and I apologize for monopolizing the comments here, but I just saw that you love etsy and I had to tell you Kirsten (my lil sis) is there. Her site is evapaul and she and her husband nic bingham make wedding invitations. Check it out, they are really beautiful and she is making total bank on the thing. There, I'm done.
Julie