Day 9

Madeline’s adventure with braces started today with a visit to insert spacers. I also rescheduled her braces… application? installation? insertion? for the day after the reading SOLs (Standards of Learning — Virginia’s required standardized tests) rather than the day before, picked up pudding and Jell-O cups for her lunches, and bought normal (not super-extra-strong-I-mean-awesome) ibuprofen.


Wednesdays are $1 skate night at the local rink. I may have been a child in the ’80s, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t my current shape and size. I skated for an hour and then decided to stop before I wasn’t able to walk the next day.


Skating rink concessions haven’t changed much.