I was watching the news tonight and they covered this story, about rising cavity rates in young children. I was mentally tut-tutting to myself about the toothly dangers of sugary snacks and bottled water (!) when the medical correspondent lady got all sincere with Brian Williams and stressed how important it was to get kids to the dentist by their first birthdays.
That's when JB and I looked at each other and went, first? FIRST BIRTHDAY?
Like, as in before they are twelve months old?
And then I said, with the sort of great eloquence you might expect from a mother who just for the first time learned about a health recommendation for her child—one that's apparently been around for years from none other than the American Dental Association—on the national flipping news, the same news that likes to remind us how to find our posteriors with BOTH hands: