I’m enjoying the scent of my hyacinth as I try to mentally prepare for this week. We spent the last two days rearranging the living room to make more effective use of the small space. We’re nearly there, but I still have to finish sorting through our books and put the ones we are keeping back on the shelves. This is also the week that our eldest gets his braces on. I know he’s getting so big now, but I still think 8 is really young to be getting braces. We don’t really have a choice though as his permanent tooth that grew in behind his baby tooth has to be pulled forward so it doesn’t throw the rest of his bite off. I had braces when I was a kid, and I have them now, so I know how hard it can be when your mouth hurts. It’s overwhelming right after they tighten them and it can be really tough to eat. We’ve been trying to prepare him that it will hurt a bit, but that it will go away after a while. We’ll give him plenty of tylenol if he needs it and plenty of smoothies and other soft things to eat to ease the discomfort. I’m trying not to dwell on it in my own mind, it needs to be done. All he can think of is how fun it’s going to be to get glow in the dark bands on his braces, just so he can show them off to his brother at night.

family, gardening, nature • Monday, February 8th, 2010 • 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Hyacinth”

  1. Charlotte says:

    Oh I can almost feel the soreness in my mouth, just reading your blog… I do hope it all goes well.

    And I adore the scent of hyacinths. Just lovely.

    Love Charlotte

  2. Trudy says:

    Nan always gave us forced hyacinths in England. Do you remember? Your photo brought those wonderful memories right back to mind. Great way to start a Monday morning! Think I’ll have a cuppa!

  3. AG Ambroult says:

    yeah, the glow in the dark bands are gonna help, for sure. but oh, do I remember the pain. Especially those first few days. He’ll be ok, and hopefully mom and dad will be , too. Good vibes coming your way!

  4. Anna, Sydney says:

    Hahaha, boys, bless them. The gorier the wound, the more intricate the contraption, the better story to impress the other boys. See if you can get several colours, different colour for different days perhaps.

    Hyacinths, aaah. To me that’s always been a Christmas plant. A Christmas must-have.

    Will there be a Before and After of the living room?

  5. Jennifer says:

    Mom, I do remember them, the many flowers are so prominent in my memories of England.

    Anna, sorry no pics, just rearranging, not decorating. Trying to squeeze more space out of a small area.

  6. French Knots says:

    I usually have hyacinths but this year they seem to be missing, must put that right as I love their scent and they remind me of my Gram who always grew them.
    Hope his brace doesn’t cause too much upset.x

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