Genuine · Mother of Boys

Childhood Trauma

Childhood is filled with traumatic experiences. Some are consequences to behavior, some situations your born into, but in Davis’ case it’s all about the DNA.

Almost 2 months ago Davis got upper and lower expander’s. They have been a thorn in my side since the day they were put in. Today I had them removed.

I won’t bore you with details but basically he couldn’t swallow his 5:00 am medication and its a serious problem we’ve been struggling with. Some days it would be 6:00 am using everything conceivable and he still hadn’t swallowed it.

Needless to say I’ve been looking forward to today. I should have known that we’d have another one of these experiences. Our 10 minute appointment turned into 70 minutes of crying and screaming. One day I’ll learn and send Jason instead. 😉

During our ortho appointment the nurse said that Davis deserved a donut for his bravery. I happily agreed since Mom’s an emotional eater and needed something sweet as well to drown out the anxiety.

I noticed as I pulled up to the donut shop that there was a hair cutting place next door. So after we were all sugared up, I suggested that we go get Drake’s hair cut while Davis finishes his root beer.

We weren’t in the shop 2 minutes before Davis knocked his root beer over and it exploded like ‘Old Faithful’. {{geeze!}} I cleaned myself up and got Drake in the chair all ready for a new do.

I don’t know what I was thinking because of course half way through he LOST IT and it I had visions of the ortho all over again.

Because I’m a glutton for punishment I took Davis back to school and then headed over to Wal-mart. Have you noticed the Dodge Viper power wheels they display right next to all the shampoo? Drake has!

He cried and cried uncontrollably “Car” and “Down!” for longer than I’d care to say. Dadblasted you power wheel companies for being soo cool and over priced. You’re making my shopping trips unbearable.

After all this – I still had to unload all the groceries from our shopping trip. I’m emotionally and physically exhausted. I’m not sure who’s more traumatized after today, the kids or me.

I took a nap.

7 thoughts on “Childhood Trauma

  1. Bummer about your day! So glad you found some much needed time and took a nap- that is always my fave to do as well!

  2. I mainly lurk, but I so understand the expander issue. My oldest is 8 years old and has been in braces for 2 years. She lost her teeth very early and got permanent teeth very quickly. Small mouth – She had the expanders on for a year, then 7 months of headgear and rubberbands.

    Glad to hear that he finally got them off. I can so relate to those orthodontic appts.

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