Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Doctor or Dentist?

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"Mom, how do you get to own a house?" asks Jenna.  I respond, "well, I suppose you should first get a job and then an appartment and save your money in order to put a down payment on a house.  Jenna says, "I've got to get a job?"  I confirm "yup, you've got it... a job".  She says, "how about for a nice house?"  I respond with "well, you better get a job to be like a doctor or something that pays a lot of money.  She responds back with a crinkled up nose "well, Mom, I can't be a doctor because then you've got to look at people's privates and I don't want to do that."  I laugh and chuckle...."well, from what I observe, I think that you would be better off being a dentist because the last two dentists that I have seen manage to take every Friday off and then some, plus they are closed on the weekends.  So perhaps you can then work it so that you can take Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday off every week and get a fabulous large house." I know if I had to do it all over again, I would consider that career.  Ode to be a dentist.....

You don't have to brush your teeth - just the ones you want to keep.