First of all, Today is your birthday! Happy Birthday, Baby! Today is my honey bunch's birthday. Isn't he cute?
The other thing on my mind is braces. At the last dentist visit, the dentist gave us the disconcerting news that not one but both of my boys needed to see the orthodonist. AAAGH!!! So yesterday we went.
This orthodonist is smart. He has his office decorated like a luau. His staff is not only friendly but hilarious (he told me that he hires for humor not necessarily ability :) It's like a party to go to the orthodonist.
That softened the sticker shock just a little. Sigh. My parents did it for me, though. Thanks, Mom and Dad! My brother says that I looked like a beaver in my before pictures, so I'm eternally grateful.
Nolan will get his first "appliance" in two weeks. Poor kid. He thinks it's cool, because all his middler schooler friends have braces. He doesn't even know what's coming! The smile at the end of 2 1/2 years will be worth it.