Thursday, June 30, 2005

Rite of Childhood

YG got her retainer a week ago. She lost it at camp yesterday.


Blogger C. F. Blog said...

Young girl huh not...Emphatic Girl? Was she not very upset.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous L.N. Hammer said...

That's about average for Young. (My retainer arrived when I was 13/14; it took me a month to lose it -- also about average.)


4:39 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

I did mention to Spouse that losing a retainer was a pretty standard trope of childhood. But he never lost a retainer so...

We've been paying her a dollar each time she practices her guitar, and she's saving the money to pay for dog adoption fees. So a portion of that money is going into the retainer replacement fund.

She was Emphatically upset; mostly because she was afraid her father would hit the roof. I mentioned this to him before EG came to tell him, to smooth things out. It's going to be a pain, because she has to go in and have another impression taken, which means she'll miss some of day camp, which means I'll miss some work. Ah, well.

7:41 PM  
Blogger C. F. Blog said...

Yeah, going to Dad is a big deal. Sometimes it feels like your approaching Gods throne. Poor thing.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Oh, Dad's okay. I mean, I'm married to him, so I suppose I'm prejudiced. He gets loud when he's angry, but I get nasty, so we're about even. And in any case, he was a very Kind Daddy about the whole thing.

8:28 AM  

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