Yesterday The Kid had 4 teeth pulled as part of his ortho-plan. My sweet boy had the cutest teeth when he was tiny but his adult teeth have come in a little too large and crowded for his little mouth.
His dental hygiene leaves much to be desired so since we are in a position to do this, I'm hoping it will provide some better long term dental health.
The week was already rough on his mouth, a gum scrape when he got accidentally whacked with a marker in class by a seat mate, and he chipped a tiny bit of tooth on Quinn's head at practice Thursday night. Sigh.
Well you all know my level of dental anxiety but through a lot of anxious chatter, venting and support by some friends I readied myself as best as I could.
And naturally, I knit. I decided to try an ankle sock pattern from Purlbee.
I was trucking along and then I held it up. Hmm perhaps you need scale?
Does the potato help??
No? I never said I was a photographer. This thing is baggy. Ugh.
I used some leftover Zauberball which is thinner than a lot of my other sock yarn. The pattern called for US3s.
So why am I surprised? I'm not now that I'm not in the throes of parental anxiety.
In the end I held it together for the boy. And now I'm a short order soft foods cook ;)
Thanks for tolerating the bad photos, weak mother stories and baggy socks. I'll try for more quality in the next post :)