Thursday February 10, 2011
The day has finally come. D-day!!! The dreaded day Carter replaces his herbst appliance for braces. Pain! Soft food! Grumpy behavior! Pain pills! D-Day for a parent.
Actually the pain has been there for me when you look at the number of times to the orthodontist, the rearranging clients to take Carter, and the cost. Did I say the cost. Let me reiterate that last point. It seems like a never-ending monthly bill attached to my credit card that hasn’t stopped yet. This doesn’t even include the future pain of him getting his braces off and encouraging him to wear his retainer and brush his treasure in his mouth
This day started with a good breakfast of southwest eggs and bacon, a shower and two sandwiches with homemade brownies and cheese balls. Carter was concerned about the pain involved in this day of changing his mouth from the herbst appliance to wires. He was nervous and so we talked all the way to school. I got a text midway through the morning wanting to go out to have his last meal before D-Day.
As I picked him up he had eaten his lunch but wanted a number 7 from Taco Bell which he promptly consumed. And here I sit waiting for 2 hours for this transformation to occur.
And I overwhelmed with the thought that I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but with my son and support him this day. Tears come to my eyes as I am so grateful for having family and getting to experience connection with my son as he goes through his D-Day experience. For me it is a dramatically wonderful day!!!
Enjoy the journey