I am happy to announce that things are almost back to normal in our house.  Well, normal for us anyway.  As you may know, we stimulated the economy recently with a new set of orthodontic braces, and the removal of wisdom teeth.  These TRAUMATIC (sigh…) events caused my two hearty teenage  boys  to be deprived of their favorite pastime, eating.  Tyler (wisdom teeth) has slowly made his way back on the scavenging scene, but Jared (braces) is not quite there, and all the more cranky for it.  Tyler previously had braces, so I felt like I was totally prepared for this second venture in orthodontic land---been there….done that….  NOT!  When Tyler first had his braces put on, he was a bit self conscious of how he looked, etc.   Jared is not as worried about things like that (plus his brackets are clear and you can barely see them!) so I just thought this would be a breeze.  So, what has been the problem?  Well, Jared did not fully comprehend the fact that what he was able to eat would be affected.  And boy was he unhappy on the way home after they had given him a list of foods he would not be able to eat!  He wanted me to turn right around and go back and have them take “these things” off!  Now!   And that attitude continued for a few days.  In fact in one oratory event, I was told that I would be the cause of his broken leg!  Huh?  Yes, because I MADE him get braces and he could not ever eat anymore, he was going to lose tons of weight, then he wouldn’t be able to bench as much at football, which would then cause him to get run over on the field and break his leg.  I swear, I did not make that up! So, today is a good day, because the poor child was finally able to eat some pancakes.  Whew…

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Pancakes :)