Friday, April 25, 2008

Da Count & Friday 55-Unwired

FRIDAY 55


Metal mouth, tinsel teeth, tin grin.
I can't eat
hard pretzels, corn on the cob, caramels, apples, or chewing gum.
I just loooooove when I get an extra wire and Dr. Excitement tightens them all.
Not anymore, baby! After 33 months they are off!

Now if I could just learn to talk with a retainer....



DA COUNT

After nearly 3 years Diana got her braces off this week. I'm happy for her. She's had them a lot longer than was initially predicted. I made steak and corn on the cob in celebration. She had a big, juicy apple while I was cooking. She's also looking forward to playing her trumpet without the hindrance of her braces as well. She's a happy girl....until I start giggling at the way she lisps around her retainer. Bad Mommy, stop that! It's not funny.

35 comments:

James Goodman, Author said...

Excellent 55. :D congrats to Diana for ridding herself of that oral torture. :D

Mona said...

what a relief that must be for her!

Corn on cob.. mmmmmm

Phain said...

wooohooo!!! not much compares to that kind of excitement - make her everything she's missed out on all this time. congrats to D!

SignGurl said...

#1 got her back bands off yesterday and will get all of her braces off in two weeks. She's also had hers much longer than expected. I'm excited to see her bare teeth and cook these special items for her as well.

Seamus said...

She's gonna be so appreciative of those 3 years under the wire some day! :)

Kathryn said...

Oh yeah!! That is a huge deal! I can still remember the day I got my braces off. What a fabulous day!

Breazy said...

I wore braces for almost three years and oh man does it feel good when them babies come off. Mine have been off for about eight and a half years and I couldn't be happier.

Congratulations to Diana!

Have a great weekend!

Suldog said...

She's been blowing a horn for THREE YEARS with braces on? That must have been tough.

Seriously. I pretty much learned to play the bass guitar on an instrument strung with rusty cable. Except, I didn't really know any better at the time. So, when I finally got my hands on a REAL bass, I found that I was two or three years ahead of where anyone else would have been. I had given my hands such a beating, the real instrument was simplicity.

Here's hoping the same is true for Diana and her trumpet.

lecram said...

Bet she's on the prowl on all the "inconvenient" food she had to avoid. Funnily enough I have a food related count as well today.

Cheers!

Blither said...

Congrats! Mm Mm Corn and Apples!

Cheers Bella!

tsduff said...

Check out the gorgeous hair!

Ah - I remember the slimy feeling of newly released teeth after braces come off... freedom! Yay!

EmBee said...

That makes 3 people in week who've gotten their braces off... Makes my daughter SOooooo jealous... But also keeps her aware that there is an end in sight.

Cheesy said...

Out of the 5 kids only my 2 girls had to get braces... One had them 6 yrs the other almost 9... What they most loved after removale was Jelly Beans and gum!!! ^5 D... WEAR YOUR RETAINER!! lol {sorry the mommers in me escaping}

San said...

Great 55. Brings back memories of the retainer lisp too. We took pictures on the days our kids got their braces off--they held their mouths freakishly wide open.

coopernicus said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Good for her...I bet she's a happy camper!

BTExpress said...

Poor baby. Bad enough her friends will be teasing her, but you? Her mommy that's supposed to love her no matter what. Her mommy that's suppose to kick the ass of kids that tease her. Yes, you are a bad mommy for doing that. I'm disappointed with you. :-(

I think it's funny though and it's probably the same thing I would do. Wait, I think I did the same thing, so never mind. I'm a bad daddy. :-(

G-Man said...

YAY!!!!
I hope D doesn't pack on the pounds now..hehehehe
Great 55 Limey, you rock as usual..
Hope the head feels better...Galen..xoxox

M said...

no more braces...your girl will be a woman soon!

smarmoofus said...

Oh, yay! Congrats to Diana! Great 55! And how wonderful of you to cook foods that she hasn't been allowed to eat for the last almost-three years!

I'm up, too...
-smarmoofus

Theresa said...

Congrats to Diana! She sure looks like she is really enjoying that corn. I can totally understand her happiness. I can't wait to have mine off too, but I still have a while to go. :( Tell her to enjoy her toothy freedom.

TorAa said...

Free to eat whatever again. A new life. She must be very happy.

Liquid said...

Yippppppppeeeeeeee for Diana!
Bless her heart......33 months must of been grueling, food wise!

Here is a huge bag of green apple bubble gum for her!

Have a super weekend!

furiousBall said...

my kids can't wait for jersey silver queen corn this summer and my little girl is missing her front teeth!

cathy said...

Congratulations Diana.
I wish I'd had braces, my teeth are as wonky as can be.

( not as wonky as word verification though, ok 3rd try !)

Moosekahl said...

An accomplishment in deed!

it's a secret said...

it is funny

RennyBA said...

I so much remember when I finally (after four years) got my braces off - no wonder she enjoys it.

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

Dianeca said...

Hey congrats on getting off the braces! You will be happy when its all finished, as for the retainer...give it up hehehe that aint easy, but at least you can take that out and eat corn on the cob...my favorite!

gab said...

I have to wear one once in awhile when Ive been griding my teeth in my sleep and yes lisping is what I do. S's are hard!

Hypersonic said...

I get such shit from my students that have retainers and mis-pronounce words in English. I tend to snigger involuntarily.

S said...

Little Rita gets her braces off in July...she only had to wear for a year because they were just moving her supernumerals around......

But this is just her first set....she will need more in a couple years...poor kid...
Glad we have good dental insurance!

yay Diana! Can we get a smile picture now?

Palm Springs Savant said...

love that photo Lime, its so expressive. I remember when I had my braces removed and I was so psyched.

Akelamalu said...

You summed up braces in 55 words - fantastic! Diana must be so relieved to be rid of them!

citizen of the world said...

My oldest in the midst of braces. We're hoping for an end-date soon!

The Zombieslayer said...

I hated having braces. No gum, no taffy, no corn on the cob, nothing fun.

Good news for Diana. Braces suck, but the results I'm not complaining about.