|Braeden, drowning his sore teeth sorrow in a plate of pasta|
Braeden is mild tempered. He is a peacemaker. He is easy going.
Unless orthodontia is involved.
He gets mad and surly when his mouth is associated with metal. (He's stormed out of the chair and out of the office, full of wrath and indignation, in the middle of an appointment. I hardly recognized my good-natured son.) Janet told me he was grumbling on the way to seminary the other morning that people should compare teeth before they decide to have children. He feels like he was dealt an unfair hand. He blames us.
I still would have married Adam though, even considering the hours (and dollars) spent at the orthodontist.
We go together.
Some things just do.
Chapstick and gum for example. I never use one without wanting the other.
I love Burt's Bees lip balm. Most chapstick makes my lips more chapped because I'm allergic to it somehow. I don't know what it is I'm allergic to but I know Burt's Bees doesn't have it.
I also love Stride cinnamon gum. I order it from Amazon because I can't find it at the store. It lasts longer than other cinnamon gum. And tastes good. (The reason I like cinnamon gum is because of Stephanie. She is against aspartame and told me cinnamon gum is the only kind without it. I congratulate myself on my healthy lifestyle choice and chew cinnamon gum and try to ignore the fact that I'm getting plenty of aspartame from Diet Coke...you can't always be virtuously healthy).
Other things that go together:
hot chocolate + candy canes
socks + winter
powerpoint presentations + instant boredom
sunglasses + summer
road trips + music
cold milk + chocolate cake
Mark + Legos
pizza + root beer
chocolate milk + tuna fish sandwiches
Then there are the things that don't go together:
wii fit + questions (Sometimes the Wii asks me, "How was going back to that routine after not doing it for a few days?" Really Wii fit? You just sit right down and I'll tell you all about it.)
water + Styrofoam cups (it makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it)
hot chocolate + cinnamon (I've tried to like this. I can't.)
rap music + my ears
orange juice + brushing your teeth (bleck)
and of course:
Braeden + orthodontics