Our Spring Break has been pretty low-key. We don't have any big plans. Lots of painting, crafting, little fun stuff. But today was a pretty big day...
We realized a few years ago that this little girl got her momma's teeth. Bummer for her. (Still have my fingers crossed for the other two.) I started going to the orthodontist regularly when I was in 1st grade. I still remember all the comments about my tiny mouth. Guess what Sophie kept hearing today?
Staci had a little trouble finding a mouth spreader thingy that was small enough for her. She said Sophie is the youngest kiddo she's ever put braces on. (We love Staci. And Anna. Everyone at Dr. Brett's really. So, so happy with them and how well they work on our kids!)
Sophie said the worst part of the whole thing was the yucky tasting glue. Lawson thought it sounded pretty disgusting to have someone put glue in your mouth.
I can't even begin to count how many hours I spent sitting in the orthodontist's chair when I was growing up. Oh, how I would have loved to have a tv hanging right above my head...
Staci even let Sophie pick as many colors as she wanted for her bands. (They usually get 3 or 4 different colors each time, I think.) She picked an entire rainbow!
1 1/2 hours in... Sophie was getting pretty tired of it all at this point, but she did great!! I was so proud of her!
Can you see the rainbow?!
She's doing so great today and is loving them! She had a grape CreamSlush from Sonic for lunch, yogurt, applesauce, ramen noodles, pudding and a root beer float. (Which may be part of the reason she's loving them so much!) She can't wait to show them to people and is excited because no matter what she wears to school, her braces will match!
A little girl's self esteem is fragile enough... I don't think you can put a price on a beautiful smile! It will be worth every penny, I believe.
Thanks Mom and Dad, for all the money you spent on my smile!