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David After The Dentist

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A proud father wanted to take before and after videos of the boy after teeth surgery because his 7-year old son was so nervous. It’s priceless.

He was so out of it after, I had to carry him out of the office. The staff was trying to keep from laughing. I had tears from laughing so hard.

He is doing fine now and the teeth are great.

UPDATE: I’ve heard from numerous readers pros and cons of this video. More comments were how funny it was, even some from parents who said they laughed because they remembered their child doing the same thing.

LOL, I’ve seen Lauren like that many, many times before and after her procedures, I wish I had taped them!

A friend Laffs countered with this comment:

Obviously the poor kid was still feeling the effects of the anesthesia. The dopey father found it funny to exploit the kid by putting the video on You Tube subjecting the kid to ridicule by other kids. And we know how cruel some kids can be. Take the chat room for instance.

I don’t think that was the intent, Laffs. I disagreed with OReilly when he said the same thing last night on his show. Before posting the video, I read the information accompanying the video:

This is my 7 year old son who had an extra tooth removed last summer, 2008.

I had the camera because he was so nervous before and I wanted him to see the before and after.

He was so out of it after, I had to carry him out of the office. The staff was trying to keep from laughing. I had tears from laughing so hard.

He is doing fine now and the teeth are great.

Best of all he is the best kid as is his brother William. I couldnt have asked for two better sons!

2/3 Update: Video camera is a flip video. not bad for $150 bucks!

Intent is everything. Culture is changing. We don’t take as many camera pictures anymore but video our family and lives for posterity. How many home videos or embarrassing pictures (that parents put in the grad’s senior year book) did we all grow up with? Each time the family watches the home movies or went through the family albums, those moments were there for the whole family and friends to laugh at. But for the most part, and I would hope every time, the movies and photographs were taken with love. To preserve that time in children’s lives that are too short.

This father loves his family very much. There was no mal intent to harm or ridicule his son.

I also think this is a very helpful preparation video for parents who are taking their children to the dentist. It’s important to be careful taking their children home from any surgery. I can only imagine if the father had not had his son strapped in during the car ride, he could have been hurt.

As to children being cruel? The only difference between children bullies and adult bullies is that the sandbox is larger. People who are cruel with their words and motions, target those who don’t deserve it, believe me Laffs, they pay for their actions. Others know deep down that they are being bullies. Most don’t say anything out of fear and gratefulness that they are not the object of the bully’s ridicule. It’s sad that the bullies want people to be as miserable as they are. Their entire lives must be very painful to be them.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

February 11, 2009 at 6:34 pm

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