For 22 months Jordan has been wearing braces, until yesterday. Wearing them wasn’t something he despised. He didn’t actually enjoy them, but he tolerated the whole process well. He likes that he can quote the cost of his mouth. I don’t like that so much especially since Kevin is in line, and by the look of Jack’s mouth he will be too. If our daughter we are adopting needs braces some day well, at least we have a decade to save.
It was painful at times for him. I was impressed that he didn’t get really ornery with the pain. Every three weeks he got them adjusted, which meant for about three days he couldn’t chew very well. He just asked for a tylenol and mixed himself a protein shake to take to school for lunch. I offered to put his eggs and toast in the blender for breakfast, but he passed. He knew I was joking. I just can’t help myself.
Now his retainer makes him lisp. But, he looks great! And I will say he is quick to flash that handsome smile. He’s such a neat kid. One little example: last Wednesday he went early to church because the youth were paired up with seniors at our church to teach them how to use their cell phones more effectively. Basically, Jordan taught a bunch of blue haired members how to text their grandkids. I think that’s great….and on Mondays after school Donny, Jordan and Kevin are tutoring kids in a spanish trailor home community because their parents work, and don’t speak English. They love it, and I can’t hide my happy mama smile because they are all eager to go each week.
I’d like to have a sturdy argument with anyone who believes that all teenagers are trouble.