We have started the braces journey in our family. Our oldest, Patrick got his braces today. So far he isn’t in too much pain. “It is just awkward and feels weird”, he says. Both my husband and I still remember the day we got our braces. I remember my dad taking me to my appointment. It was odd for me to be alone with my dad. He was usually working and mom usually took me to appointments and things like that. But, that day, it was just Dad and I. I remember him taking me out to eat afterwards to a family restaurant. ( I never got to go to “popular” or fast food type of places.) I remember I had spaghetti and after talking to my dad, he remembered he had these BBQ Chicken Wings that he liked from this restaurant.
Today, after Patrick’s appointment, I took him out to eat. We chose Culver’s Restaurant so he could get an ice cream shake and a grilled cheese with fries. All things he thought he could eat without too much difficulty. But he wasn’t prepared for how hard it would be to eat and our lunch took a little longer than normal, but I’m glad he was able to eat a little bit at least. I know over the next couple days it will be more painful for him and he may not want to eat.
Looks like we are set for the next two years and soon Bennett will be getting braces too. Love going through all these stages of growing up with the kids!