The Play-Doh Dr. Drill ‘N Fill did not make me a Dentist
When I was a kid, my oldest sister landed a job at a dentist's office, and it seemed like a pretty cool gig for her. It had an unexpected perk too—going to the dentist became way less stressful, thanks to her insider knowledge. However, there was a quirky side-effect of her working there: my Mom got a bit obsessed with the idea of me becoming a dentist when I grew up. Now, I wasn't sure if dentistry was my thing, but hey, if Hermey the Elf from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer could do it, maybe it was worth considering.
As the years went by, a whole bunch of dental-themed toys and playsets started making appearances in our home. It was my Mom's way of nudging me towards my "future career." Out of all those toys, the Play-Doh Dr. Drill 'N Fill was my absolute favorite. Not because I had a passion for mock dentistry, but because I had a blast giving the little guy weirdly shaped or oddly colored teeth. Let me tell you, I got quite creative with that!
In retrospect, you'd be relieved that I didn't end up pursuing a career in the toothly arts, considering the imaginative yet odd dental work I did on that poor Play-Doh guy's mouth.