Carmen and Vio got braces on Wednesday, so now we are all "bracing" ourselves for the whining to come. Actually, I can't blame them, especially Vio, because hers looks like some medieval torture device.
Carmen is only getting her front teeth fixed and hers will be off in about two months, but Violeta needs to have a palate expander which will stay on for about a year. She can hardly eat anything, and she has always been a picky eater to start with, so we're down to spoon-feeding and liquids at this point. Luckily, they're not adolescents yet, so they they're not too worried about what the boys will think.
I'll never forget that episode of the Brady Bunch where Marcia gets braces and thinks no one will ever want to date her again, at least we don't have to go through that yet. Although they are having trouble getting the toothpaste through all that barbed wire.