Ahhh Valentines day, the day of love, the day when I love my son so much I had his braces wire changed!
Of course you remember that I have only just completed my braces journey, so as my dear son laid back in the chair, and I observed his wire being changed to a thicker wire I knew what was to come!
That night on a mercy dash to the supermarket for custard and yoghurt I remembered only too well the feeling of that first wire and that it is not so much ‘pain’ in the traditional sense but more just a continual pressure while your teeth adjust to the firmer wire. It also makes biting down uncomfortable for a while too hence the soft food.
I was not quite as sooky as my son, I managed to half chew food and swallow it in chunks, but he, on the other hand, preferred the softer option. Fortunately for his nutrition plan this only lasted for two days, or perhaps it was just my sympathy that ran out and stopped the flow of custard! Either way he was back to consuming all the foods that the rest of us like by day 3…looks like I’m hiding the snacks again!