Yesterday was a big ortho day for the Zielskes. One-three got 'em off. One-Oh got 'em on. Four-three was thankful for dental insurance, even as she weeped openly while handing over the downpayment.
Still, I'm thinking the price was worth the fact that they sat together and both smiled at the same time. Score! I'd pay WAY more for that result!
Understandably, there was a bit of dental discomfort last night. The much maligned Uncrustables were served for dinner, along with pudding and yogurt. Only the day before, in a final pre-braces push, Cole was soaring high on the artificial ingredients of Tootsie Rolls and Starburst Fruit Chews.
Aidan, who has never really been much for candy didn't rub it in too deeply, the fact that she can eat that stuff all the live long day now.
But Cole found another reward: he was allowed to get his own e-mail account. Aidan spent the afternoon showing him the ropes. Me? I made him give me his password, sign a No Nudity Clause, and to promise to never make friends with anyone he doesn't know.
"Like you, Mom?"
"Yes, Coley. Just like me."