Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Younger Girl has been pining for glasses (since everyone else in the family wears them) and braces (since her idol, Sarcasm Girl, has braces). Well, last week she got part one of her wish: glasses for distance stuff like TV or (as tonight) going to a baseball game. And today she got retainers, top and bottom, to open up her mouth so that the teeth that have been coming in every which way will have a place to move into. The technology has improved vastly since I had my braces, and she got to choose the color of the plastic mouthpieces (bright pink, with silver sparkles...and it glows in the dark!). Still, the poor kid came home with an unbelievable lisp which will calm down in a few days as she gets used to it. She's mostly more amused than upset by her sudden-onset speech impediment, but doesn't want anyone else making a joke about it.