Friday, May 30, 2008

braceface


Yep, my daughter, Nikki, 13, has joined the braceface club and is not too happy about it, either. Here's our conversation on the way home from getting them put on.

Nikki: I hate these! I want them off now!
Me (comforting mom): I think they look cute!
Nikki: Now I have to start High School with these on!
Me (practical mom): Well, you won't be the only kid in High School with braces on.
Nikki: Well, I'm not going to be one of those kids that smiles with their mouth closed, that always looks so faky.
Me (wise mom): Yes, it is what it is and you can't hide them, so just embrace it.
Nikki: I'm going to have to go to 8th grade graduation with these on, too!
Me (no goood answer for this one mom): They'll go with your dress?

3 comments:

JulieHRR said...

NINA!!! I busted out laffin' over the braceface! Does Nikki see the humor in this? OK, mebbe not now, but, when she's all grown up she will. My own daughter has been BEGGING for braces, and she only has ONE crooked tooth! *chuckle*

AAAAAaaaannnNNDDDD!!! SHUT UP!!! Love your collages with the leaves and the houses, and OMG OMG OMG!!! .........THUD!!! They're all so fabulous!!!

flora said...

I wish I wore braces when I was little...
She is gonna havepefect teeth later! : )

Nicole said...

Tell her there are 2 Nikki's in the world with braces. Her and I... except that I am in my 30's and a mother of 2 children and look like a 12 year old. Exactly, all of the things you went over in the car with her were the reason I didn't get mine then. What a mistake! She'll be ecstatic with the results and won't regret it. I promise her, better a young braceface than old.