Although I may now have to cut the college careers of my two eldest children by 1 or 2 years, I am grateful to you for beginning this Braces Journey. You put the band spacers in to prepare their little mouths for the expanders which will go in next week. And now I hear the incessant whining about how weird it feels, which is what any parent of children on this Journey should hear. Of course, today Michael asked me if one of the spacers fell out because he couldn't feel it. Mission accomplished--he's used to them now.
Speaking of falling out spacers, though. I noticed in the paperwork you sent home that there is an entire page devoted to the instructions on what I should do in the event that a spacer does fall out. I want you to know that should that occur, I do not intend to follow any of the directions except the last one which says, "If you have any problems, please contact our office." To me, if one of the spacers falls out, that is a problem. I will not attempt to re-insert the spacer myself. You are the tooth professional, not I.
Until next week,
P.S. - Since you have asked me to accomplish a task for which I am not trained, I wish to inform you that a brand new Schoolbox store just moved into my area. Now we are even: you tried to lure me into your world of teeth; I, well, I'm just explaining why I'm doing the happy dance over here.