Monday, March 24, 2008

The good and the bad ...

It's spring break. YEAH!!! I LOVE not having a schedule, not having to get up early, not having to go anywhere. It's wonderful!

Of course, the bad side of this is that the kids aren't thinking it's so wonderful, because Mom insisted on spring cleaning during spring break. They've spend the better part of the last two days in their room, first throwing everything on the floor, then moving furniture and cleaning it off, then reorganizing everything. Of course, there is the inevitable evil mommy moments where I make them throw away the piles of paper they have everywhere or make them filter through their stuffed animals and put some in the garage sale pile. But overall it went fairly well and I'm happy to say that their rooms are now MUCH imporved. We threw away at least a full garbage sack of garbage from each kids room and 1-2 full garbage bags of garage sale stuff. Brian and I even went through and spring cleaned our bedroom. It is so lifting to feel so clean and new again.

The other good side/bad side was Chase's evaluation with the orthdontist today. The good news is that he's not ready for anything yet. He still has 3 baby molars left to lose and those should take about 6 months. The bad news is that he wants to see him in a year to reevaluate him and probably put on braces. Chase has a fairly signifigant overbite which is really more of an issue of his top teeth angling out just a little. The other good news is that the ortho thinks that this can be corrected in about a year with braces. The bad news is that we have zero ortho coverage and will have to somehow manage the estimated $4000 bill for this. YIKES!

Oh well, life will work out. It always does.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Braces are always an interesting proposition....such a love/hate thing!