Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brace Face

Elena got braces! Only six because those are the only teeth that are a concern, but she does have crazy crooked teeth. She knows, it doesn't hurt her feelings. To her, it just means she get braces. How cool is that?!
I wish I could have captured this moment better. Elena just had the braces put on and was asked to rinse the "yucky taste" out of her mouth. All 5 siblings are standing there next to her, swishing imaginary mouthwash. The orthodontist was laughing, "Look how supportive they all are!"
Elena is extremely proud of this new smile. And since she isn't out-schooled and won't be able to truly experience the name-calling that goes along with braces, Kyle and I have taken to calling her "brace face" and "metal mouth". She just giggles. 


Faith said...

Ginger, you are a Mommy after my own heart... What would a child be without being teased and laughed at? Of course, when it is in love and just for fun within the family, most kids think of it as endearing. I LOVED having braces, especially that I could choose cool colored rubber bands to put on them. That was the best!

Faith said...

Oh and I wanted to say that Elena has the SAME type of hair as Sarah. Seriously, it looks just the same in the picture of her smiling except Sarah's is a few shades blonder. Not quite curly and definitely not straight. ;)

Ginger said...

If you click on the pic to enlarge it, you can see that she has alternating purple and pink bands on her braces. ;)
I talked her out of doing a rainbow; told her she just couldn't get yellow or green. Would make her teeth look eternally dirty.

Edward and Gretchen said...

Elena I did not know that you got braces well now I know. love sophie.