Tuesday, November 24, 2009

brusha brusha brusha

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I've never had a cavity. NEVER. Knock on wood. My mom was super obsessed with teeth, still is. She would love it when one of us had a loose tooth...it was our worst night mare.

Well...I've become my mother. I wonder how many times I'll say this in my life. It's happened more and more recently.

Last Tuesday I took Ian to the orthodontist. I realized several things, a few are:
1. Being committed to a nine year old's dental hygiene is very time consuming.
2. I'm OK with people knowing that I don't know what I'm doing...I asked an insane amount of questions (especially when it came to the finances.)
3. I didn't take into account all of the small things that come with fully mothering someone.
4. I worry that people judge me based on my child's ability to brush their teeth.
5. I feel like I'm living someone else's life.

So, Ian has to have 2 phases of orthodontic care. What? What ever happened to just getting braces in high school. He's 9.
He's super stoked about it. His father and I are still trying to decide when we'll do it. Meaning, when we'll decide to fork over 3 grand for Ian's grill.

Here is a link to a great blog that I've recently fallen in love with (thank you Abby Jartos). This little tidbit is very encouraging. She is a mother to more that one child...and has time to make homemade toothpaste. I'm trying it, as soon as the Crest runs out.

Happy brushing!


  1. LOOOOOVE simplemom.net - I use it quite often! Hey, being a mom is all trial & error. You learn something everyday. You start to realize all that your parents went through that you never had a clue about. Blessings & I'm so happy for you and your new family :) I can tell you are just LOVING it, who wouldn't?

    -Jane W.

  2. Ruby loves this video, even thought she can't brush yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA0yON5bdAU