For years I have joked with my kids about how I am perfect.
After all, I'm their mom and I wouldn't exaggerate or anything. Ha!
I mean they've lived with me for years. They've seen me lose my temper, lose my car keys, (half-way) lose my mind, and watched me walk into a room and try to remember what I'm looking for or what I wanted to say. (And let me just point out, it was going to be brilliant and inspiring.)
A couple years ago (maybe more) I was out and about with our daughter and pulled the van in to a gas station for a fill-up. I was in the process of sticking my head out the window to see if the van was positioned close to the gas pump and the attendant walked up so I asked, "Is this good?"
And he said, "You're perfect."
I whipped my head around to look at my daughter and said, "Did you hear what he said?!?"
Picture her eyes that were already rolling....
"He said I am perfect!"
He had made my day, month, ok years, since I've always looked my husband or kids in their eyes and pointed out that the "gas station guy" said I am perfect.
Yes, I'm known for "beating a dead horse" with pointing out that I am perfect.
Fast forward to my follow-up meeting with my orthodontist yesterday. The previous appointment had involved a lot of pictures, panoramic x-rays, taking a mold of my teeth and of course his visual assessment of my crooked teeth, etc.
To begin this appointment of the Recommended Orthodontic Treatment, I was told (multiple times) that I "have PERFECT skeletal jaw alignment."
Did you notice the word PERFECT up there?
I'll wait if you wish to re-read it.
I'll even bask in my excitement a bit more.
Ok. Moving on...
Braces are in my future. Think about it, I just turned 50 years old and I will have braces.
But when I left the orthodonist's office, I couldn't wait to call my family to tell them...
I AM PERFECT!
I couldn't see their faces, but I know their eyes were rolling and they were thinking...
Here we go again.