August 19, 2013

Is It REALLY That Time Already??

I return to work tomorrow. On one hand, I'm really sad to see the summer end. The kiddos and I have had a blast together! On the other hand, today, they are being stinkers...their behavior today will certainly make going back to work a little easier!

Today, I had to go to the dentist for the second time in two weeks. I have never had to have more than a cleaning done, so today's visit was a real shock! The dentist (who, incidentally, I adore) had to numb the left side of my mouth before he bonded my back molar; I felt like I was going to drown in my own saliva (TMI? Sorry!)! Then, I had another (very thorough and moderately painful) cleaning. The sound of metal on tooth enamel may be the worst sound...ever! Finally, I received my oh-so-attractive night guard. I'd post a pic, but I look ridiculous in it. I'll be interested to see if I wake up with less jaw pain and fewer headaches. Prior to getting my night guard, though, the dentist had to make a cast of my teeth, which I got back today.

Mom's plaster teeth: fun for the whole family!

Princess A met her new teacher for the first time this past Friday. She. Is. Smitten. Princess A's exact words? "She's so pretty, Mama!" It gives me so much peace of mind to know that Princess A already loves her teacher. Over the weekend, Princess A and I made this for her teacher (this is her first year, so I know she'll appreciate it!):

She has a Dr. Seuss theme in her classroom, so I went with blue and red. I hope she likes it!

I have lunches to pack, laundry to fold, dishes to do, and a kitchen to straighten before tomorrow morning. Siiiiigh....I'm gonna need a lot of coffee!


  1. Your night guard is going to feel weird for a few days, but I promise it will make your head feel better. I just had that deep clean done too. They suggested gargling with warm salt water for a few days.
    Good luck!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. OMG, Alison, you weren't kidding...the night guard felt ridiculous the first few nights, but I think I'm getting used to it now. The highlight to the whole dental experience? I was starving when I got home from my appointment, and without thinking about the fact that my mouth was numb, I scarfed down a piece of banana bread and promptly bit through my cheek. Awesome! Glad I don't have to go for another six months!