Want to lose weight? Get braces.
WHAT HAVE I DONE?
That is what I have been asking myself since Wednesday morning when I had braces put on. I’ve been completely horrified for 4 days. First it was the shock of the distraught toothy freak in the mirror. Followed by having the inside of my mouth lacerated by little spikes. On top of being unable to eat because each and every tooth aches. I didn’t even know my teeth could hurt. It took until Thursday night for my hunger to overcome my pain.
The Husband has been very sweet and everyone at work has been supportive, which was worrisome since working backstage often feels like an extension of middle school. So many people were so nice that it actually added to my nervousness, i.e. I must look really bad. Until Natascha arrived and said, “OUT OF MY WAY BRACE FACE.” Then I started to feel a little better. I’ve learned that pretty much anyone I ever thought had nice teeth had braces. And have horror stories way worse than my new porcelain ornamentation (props to Steph for wearing headgear for two years).
I’ve been in a pretty good mood since I had a revelation last night – I can have braces and still be cute! That’s right, there’s nothing a little pep can’t cure. I bet I’ll start a trend in adult braces. Ponytails + Braces + Tight Shirt = Super Cute. In fact, there will probably be people getting fake braces just to be like me.
Alrighty then, pass the yogurt. And maybe today I’ll be able to handle a banana.