On Tuesday, the boys had their school pictures. I could see the tension growing on my oldest boys’ face as the day grew closer. I knew what the problem was and I couldn’t do a thing about it. He didn’t want to talk about it, so I didn’t push him.
I gave him a very “cool” haircut over the weekend and he put on one of his favorite shirts, but when I asked him if he was ready for the pictures, he just nodded and looked down. It broke my heart.
What more can I say to my handsome son to help him feel comfortable about his 2 large adult front teeth? I’ve told him that every kid goes through it. He’s just a little faster than the rest of the kids in his class. He’s so self conscience. He eventually told me that he was going to smile with his mouth closed because he was afraid none of the kids would want to trade pictures with him if he smiled with his teeth showing.
What’s amazing to me is that he just looks like any other kid with gangly adult teeth trying to make their way in. He’s been to a dentist and he’s says he’s doing fine….just a little early on the big front teeth. I told Oldman that he would start seeing his classmates with the same front teeth by the end of this year.
Later that day, when I picked him up from school, I asked him how it went. He said he just sat down and smiled and tried not to think about it. I really hope it turns out good. I hope he’s pleased with them. He has such a beautiful smile and his laugh is addictive.
Oldman 2 years ago…pre-adult teeth