Monday, March 12, 2007

The Froggydaddy's Toothache

Froggydaddy had his tooth pulled today after sitting in a dentist's chair for three hours. When they told him it would be $1,000 to fix it, he said, "pull the sucker." And for $62.00, the USC School of Dentistry did just that.

We're too poor for a "certified" dentist these days, so it was either that or drinking a few shots of bourbon, tying the molar to a door and slamming it closed. FD isn't sure what option would have hurt more. Poor guy.

The Crocodile's Toothache

The Crocodile went to the dentist,
And sat down in the chair,
And the dentist said, "Now tell me, sir,Why does it hurt and where?"
And the Crocodile said, "I'll tell you the truth, I have a terrible ache in my tooth,"
And he opened his jaws so wide, so wide,
That the dentist, he climbed right inside,
And the dentist laughed, "Oh isn't this fun?"
As he pulled the teeth out, one by one.
And the Crocodile cried, "You're hurting me so! Please put down your pliers and let me go."
But the dentist just laughed with a Ho Ho Ho,
And he said, "I still have twelve to go-- Oops, that's the wrong one, I confess,
But what's one crocodile's tooth, more or less?"
Then suddenly, the jaws went SNAP,
And the dentist was gone, right off the map,
And where he went one could only guess... To North or South or East or West...
He left no forwarding address.
But what's one dentist, more or less?

Shel Silverstein (1932 - 1999)


Anonymous said...

I remember reading that one to you and sissy. I always laughed even more than you two. gpg

Casey said...

OUCH. Ouch. Ouch.

Anonymous said...

i love it that you think of the most wonderful poems and essays and relate them to your real life. jcn

Froggymama said...

gpg - I remember that. And yes you did laugh more than us! Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out was my all time favorite!

Casey- big ouch. But he's fine now. Whew.

jcn - Thank you. Poetry has always been such an integral part of my life. It's always seemed to explain life in a way nothing else could.