My husband was home from work that day with man flu so I could test out my smile straight away. I stopped at the bakers to get some treats and walked in the door. “Hi” I beamed, “How are you feeling” (still beaming).
He mumbled something about a sore throat and coughed, I really wasn’t paying attention as I was trying so hard to make him look at my smile. “I bought you cake” I gave him a completely over exaggerated smile…”Um thanks….” He said and gave me an over exaggerated smile back. I nearly caved…but thought it would be much more fun when he finally realized what he hadn’t noticed.
As an aside, and completely unrelated to my braces story, it just goes to show how much we look at things (ie: our loved ones!) without really SEEing them!
We had our cake and I adjourned to the office to do some work. Apparently braces removal is not grounds for a paid day off work, as exciting as it was!
Collected lovely daughter from the bus stop “Hi!” big smile…”Um…Hi?” big smile back….oh man…what is wrong with these people?
Collected my now brace-faced son from school “Hi!” big smile…”Hi…oh you got your braces off!” At last…maybe because he has braces himself he noticed my lack thereof…I prefer to think he just loves me the most…or wanted something and was looking intently to gauge my mood before asking (…as it turns out!) But it was braces off day….sure son…anything you like!
It was a few more hours until the penny dropped to the rest of the family…then of course there was much rejoicing and excitement. As it turns out a pattern that was to be repeated many times as I encountered each new friend/family member.
Interestingly, each colleague I encounter notices almost immediately resulting in ‘wow’s and ‘let me see’s as I gleefully display my grin. A feat that I shall never tire of!