Do not ever take a flight with a kid who has chipped a chunk off his tooth hours before take off. i.e. for anyone contemplating travelling in a confined space or with other members of the public place your child/ren in protective clothing (AKA body armour) a gum shield, obligatory kayaking helmet and safety goggles no later than 48 hours prior to departure.
On Monday evening Chris, Leo and I met up with some great friends for an early dinner in Kampala prior to driving through snarly evening traffic to Entebbe airport. After the meal Leo and his friend Kya ran about in the gravelly car park. Shortly afterwards Leo took a hit to the mouth as he face planted into the ground. I have it mentally registered (forever) that this happened on Chris's watch, he was there watching them.
Leo had the obligatory boo hoo and 10 minutes later started complaining about having a 'stone in his mouth'. We poked about a bit with the Nokia mobile phone torch with a tiny beam and noticed, to our horror, he was sporting some nasty splintered front tooth and a bloody lip. At this point we hastily got the bill, dosed the kid up with Calpol, said our goodbyes and took to the city streets for Entebbe.
Exhausted and wishing to lie in a dark room for the remainder of my days