Nothing has changed since yesterday- I am still crabby and achy and generally miserable. But apparently some of you find that interesting and I'm not one to fake a mood, so, heck, come on in...
For the last two days I've been navigating around my new computer world with Mac White. I have a user account now. It's kind of like, Jethro and I have this house, right, and he's got the upstairs and I've got the downstairs, and he's not home to use it much, but I'm always home and moving more stuff in and poking into closets and trying to figure out where everything is. That's what it's like sharing a computer with him. Sort of.
Remember to come by tomorrow when we say goodbye to my Mac Black. It's very important to me.
Yesterday I took my Girl to the orthodontist. Yeesh. I never had braces. Now, at the ripe old age of 36, my two front teeth are sort of folding into each other. It's starting to look odd. My teeth appear to be heading into the front of my mouth, collapsing, muchlike the rest of my face, hahahaha. Ha. I do not want to get it fixed though, after what the Girl's been through. And Dr Sunshine is a pretty blonde sadist who smiles when describing what horrific procedure we're going to do next!
Girl has an overbite. I think she's perfect. She's beautiful. I don't feel the need to spend more money and agony on this project anymore, but according to Dr Sunshine, if we quit now, we face a very real possibility of those teeth getting all out of place again as she progresses through the teen years. And also the wearing of the teeth could be affected. Oh and also we signed a contract.
Options? Either yank out of few teeth or get some heroic headgear use going on. Like, 18 hours a day of headgear. As well as elastics between the jaws. And springs between the molars. I could see the Girl's eyes imploring me to stop the insanity now and please make it all stop and let's just quit. But I couldn't stop thinking about all the money we've spent on her mouth being wasted if her teeth go all wonky again from quitting too soon.
Dr Sunshine had her clamp her molars together to show me that overbite, and the way her teeth still angle out. She used to have very severe buck teeth. Now they just kind of have an enthusiastic presentation. Like, hello world, here we are, big shiny white front teeth!
"Yeah," I said, "she's got the Angelina Jolie teeth."
Dr Sunshine and the assistant kind of snickered.
"Hasn't really hurt her any," I continued, "as far as the whole husband, kids, career thing goes."
Well then they all sniggered and looked slightly perturbed, because if all pretty young girls aspired to look like Angelina, none of them would finish their orthodontical contract!!
So, it's back to headgear for us. I say us because even though it's going on her head...I will suffer.
Like I haven't enough already...