I dropped my kids off at their one day a week school then went to my orthodontist appointment. When I walked in the door, the two receptionists looked like they’d seen a ghost. Ok so I HAD just rolled out of bed, but I didn’t mean to scare anyone. Good grief! My hand flew up to my face. Did I have food stuck to my face? Then I felt to see if there was something in my hair. “Oh I look awful don’t I? I didn’t think I looked THAT bad though. Do I have something on me?” all this time they just stared. “What’s wrong?” I finally blurted out.
It was then that they finally recovered. “Oh, it’s just that…you’re here without your kids. I’m just not used to seeing you without all those kids! Where are they?”
Ah ha ha ha!
And the good news is that I’m two thirds of the way through this whole braces ordeal. Another 4-6 months doesn’t sound like that much. I should have them off in the spring. I can’t wait. Unlike others who have said they really loved their braces (I think they lie.) I quite hate them to be honest. I hate the way I look in them, and I hate the way people look at me in them, and I hate some of the things people say about them, (If you ask me I’ll tell you how I really feel, har har.) BUT I love that my teeth are straighter so it’s all worth it in the end…maybe! 😉
Since I love torture, I went straight from the orthodontist to the dentist today. First I gagged trying to get xrays. Come on! With all the advances in technology you’d think they could take a photo of your teeth without shoving a book in your mouth and half way down your throat while telling you to hold still. Yeah, I’ll be really still when I croak! Thankfully, my teeth were all still alive, no decay. Yippee! I was sure that with braces they were all going to rot!
Next came the Nazi hygienist. I have nightmares about her. I have always had sensitive teeth. This woman is hard core. I was shaking and trying not to scream in pain with tears rolling down my face. She held out her torture weapon and said, “This is the tool I need to use to clean your teeth. I have to use THIS tool. Would you like the dentist to give you a shot for the pain?” Somehow I lived through it without any shots. Whew. I’m so excited to get to do it all over again in six months. By then I should have my braces off though so that is something to look forward to! Oh the joys of having teeth!