There have been two big events in our household this week.
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The first has been the lovely girl having braces fitted, following the removal of a couple of teeth the week before. A common problem associated with hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is dental overcrowding due to a high arched and narrow palate. I had 6 teeth removed as a teen and for a while sported a lovely pair of fangs as teeth erupted from the wrong place. Both my boys have inherited my narrow face and dental overcrowding – the young engineer required surgery to open his gums to expose teethe and apply chains to them which were then attached to braces, the politics student had teeth removed and braces.
With her different bone structure we thought the lovely girl had missed this particular joy of EDS, but it was not to be. Her last trip to the dentist resulted in a “dental emergency” as he said she needed baby teeth removed urgently and orthodontist treatment asap……oh and Merry Christmas. This rather extreme reaction (I mean I didn’t know there was such a thing as an orthodental emergency!!) was probably down to the fact that the dental surgery had forgotten to make a referral 18 months ago, but I just assumed she was still on on the waiting list. So the lovely girl is about 2 years late at 16 to be having braces and will need the same surgery as her eldest brother. She has made little fuss, but was ashen the following morning and is now sporting a very sore mouth. Her lovely brother of course fed her lots of horror stories!!
The second big event was Burn’s night and the annual celebration of all things Scottish at the lovely girl’s school. This year we took mum and her friend, along with two other couples to add to our number and swell the tartan brigade.
A wee dram of whisky sour started the night of nicely followed by the piping in of the haggis and the traditional Robbie Burn’s toast – delivered beautifully by a Scottish teacher fully decked out in kilt and sporan. Now hubby was half decked out, having borrowed a jacket and bow tie from our friends’ son…..he wasn’t brave enough to try the kilt though!
Haggis with tatties and napes, followed by whisky panna cotta went down very well to be swiftly followed by a Scottish reel or two!! This is the part of the evening that brings mixed feelings as once upon a time I would have been the first on the dance floor, but must now be content to watch…….but the best part is sitting and watching everyone go the wrong way, bump into each other and screech with laughter. At one point I swear that the group mum and hubby were dancing in were doing a completely different dance to the rest of the hall.
Granted it was nigh on impossible to hear what the caller was telling them to do…..but at times there was not a dry eye in the house with all the laughter. Maybe next year I will have my motorised wheelchair sorted and be able to literally run rings around them – can’t transport it until our new Motability car arrives!
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