I’m popping in today for a rare mini-update on John. He woke up yesterday like this…
… and a few hours later was sporting braces!! (He requested “social media shout out” but will have to make do with this “Hi” here on the blog.)
Getting and wearing braces was one of the most hideous phases of my life, hands down. I hated my orthodontist and every.single.day of sporting a metal mouth. I was constantly in pain – whether it was from the braces rubbing sores inside my mouth, the wires poking me in the back or from the head gear. Expecting him to eat soft foods exclusively for at least a week… classic over-reactor here that’s totally projecting the worst phase of her teens on her son… I stocked up on my faves from this period in my life. Instant mashed potatoes and homemade applesauce. I spared him the deviled ham that I loved on my instant mash, however. LOL. (Did anyone else ever eat this?)
As it turns out, he took the whole thing in stride. He did have a little soreness but seemed find by bedtime. He loved the applesauce AND mashed potatoes, and then also ate Chipotle. :-)
He will wear them for 14-18 months and require no special apparatus. It’s hard to believe that he’ll be a rising freshman at the same time that he gets these off. Time flies faster and faster every year.
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED