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ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR M


Today was M’s 12th birthday, the last year before he officially hits the teens. M woke up all smiles, but then he usually does. He may be twelve now, but that didn’t stop him from trying to cram his lanky five foot, 90-something pound frame onto the recliner with me to watch the morning news. There’s a sofa nearby but my big guy still likes to cuddle.

 

As excited as M was to celebrate his birthday – gifts, Oreo ice-cream cake, well-wishes from family afar and neighborhood friends – he was thrilled because today was also the day that his braces were scheduled to come off. And you wouldn’t believe the fanfare! M literally received the red carpet treatment at the orthodontist’s office. No, really. While M was having the contraptions removed from his teeth, the staff rolled out a red carpet and when he came out sans braces, they cheered with pom poms as he walked like a celebrity towards the reception area and presented him with balloons and a basket choc full of all the gummy, sticky, super wonderful candy (as well as a toothbrush and toothpaste) that he’d been denied while having his cross and overbite corrected. His dazzling smile and all their fuss brought a tear or two to my eye.

 

Much later, when I went into M’s room to kiss him goodnight (something he still insists on!) he drowsily whispered that he’d had an AWESOME day. Fitting, I thought, since he’s such an awesome kid. Yep, I’m his momma!

 

Segal and Iyer Orthodontics, I tip my hat to you and your staff. You made wearing braces almost a pleasure and nobody has made us feel quite so special. That makes you AWESOME too.


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kellyrfineman
Jun. 2nd, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that your M had a happy 65th birthday!
angeladegroot
Jun. 2nd, 2010 11:45 am (UTC)
6+5+1=12 Call it creative candling.
cynthialord
Jun. 2nd, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
Wonderful! Happy Birthday, M!!!
angeladegroot
Jun. 2nd, 2010 11:49 am (UTC)
Thank you. We love your dancing dude icon.
rowanda380
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
random commenter
wow, it was really nice of them to go all out at the orthedonist, and on a birthday too, what a special day!
angeladegroot
Jun. 3rd, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Re: random commenter
Yes, and now there's plenty of yummy candy for me to borrow.
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angeladegroot
Jun. 3rd, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
Today is his first retainer day. It will be a bit of an adjustment, especially the brushing and what-not at school. Only 5 months to go.
reneesweet
Jun. 3rd, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
omg how precious! I love that he's so affectionate with you, even at 12. Precious, I say!
angeladegroot
Jun. 3rd, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm treasuring these moments. Judging by how fast the first 12 years went by, in a blink he'll be 24. Scary!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
M
I've only just read your blurb on M and I loved it - thanks for sharing.

Love from Downunder
angeladegroot
Aug. 15th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Re: M
Hey Downunder, thanks for stopping by. And love back at ya.
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