Monday, January 21, 2013


My oldest got braces on Saturday. I was so excited for him. I know, crazy, right? I always wanted them when I was a kid, but didn't need them apparently. What-eva!

He has been nervous about it since we found out, probably more than a year ago. But it was finally time - and he did great! He squeezed my fingers for a bit, but then relaxed a little and just squeezed the arms of the chair instead.

Here's an "after" pic. I didn't think to take a "before" pic, but I think you can get the idea. ;-)

It's difficult to tell, but he chose a dark turquoise for the rubber bands. I was a little surprised. I thought it would be NY Giants colors, or school colors. Now, I'm curious to see what he picks out next time.

The dentist has said in the past that my daughter will need braces, too. My youngest son has not yet been told he needs them, but if he does, I'm asking for a buy 2, get 1 free special. I think that's fair!



  1. LOL... The joys of braces. I can't believe he is that big already!!! I still see him as Little. But him and Hannah are the same age right? 14?? WHen did this happen?

    1. They grow too fast! He even started high school this year and passed me up in height, too. I can't take it anymore. :-(

  2. You are such a nerd that you wanted braces! lol They might hurt him for the first week and then you get used to them and they don't feel so foreign anymore. Love the buy 2 get one free deal! I think we might need that over here as well. Tell him they look great on him!

    1. I'm a nerd for a lot of reasons! He says they haven't been too bad yet, but I reminded him that it could get a little worse before it gets better. I'll let him know. Thx!

  3. I wanted braces too, lol!!!

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