Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Making a wish at the dentist

Today Zack had his annual dental checkup (no cavities, thank you Sonicare and flossing!).  Next step....braces, which will be interesting because he still has 12 baby teeth that haven't come out and he's eleven.  I'm not sure how that will work but as soon as my braces come off (next month, I think!), his go on.


The pediatric dentist gives balloons to all the kids, and back when Zack was very little, I told him that if he made a wish and let the balloon go, when the balloon traveled a while and popped, his wish would rain down.  This originally started not because I'm a cool mom, but a mom who was tired of chasing down half-deflated balloons and also appreciated being able to drive without being beaned in the back of the head with said balloon.


I love that even at eleven, he's still very much my sweet little boy, the kidlet who I used to be able to carry.  In so many ways, he's mature beyond his years, but in others...still innocent and wide-eyed (may he never lose that).   Instead of turning down the balloon as too babyish, he took it.


When we went outside, I asked if he was going to make a wish.  He asked if it was OK to say it out loud and I said yes, I didn't believe in the superstition of not telling.


He used to wish for what you'd expect from a little boy ... Lego, Hot Wheels, pizza.


But not today.

by Leslie Sophia Lindell



Today he said, "I wish my mom would get better REALLY SOON!".  Then he tossed his orange balloon into the winter sky and hugged me as we watched....

and watched.....

and watched.


My heart is full today.





Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.

29 comments:

  1. Jackie4:36 PM

    Tears in my eyes here.....

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  2. Sweet boy. Such a dear child.

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  3. His wish brought tears to my eyes, I can almost imagine how it made you feel!
    Blessings and prayers!

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  4. Zac is a sweet boy who expresses his love. I am so touched at his love for you. You raised him well. And I echo his wish. May you get well really soon!

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  5. An awesome wish for an awesome lady!

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  6. Moments like that fill your heart up with joy, no matter how rough other areas of life are going. I truly hope these moments can crowd out all of the difficult ones you are experiencing. What a dear boy your Zac is. Hoping you feel much better soon.

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  7. Such a touching post. He loves his Mama..

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  8. well that made me cry.. and I told you... he loves you and he knows.. keep the faith. My son is the one who got my husband to take a look at what he was doing. Out of the mouths of babes. Our wonderful sweet baby boys.

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  9. So sweet and very touching. I wish that for you too, but Zack's will hold more weight.

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  10. *sniff*

    It is possible to get braces when there are still baby teeth present. E had around 7 left when she got her braces. The ortho put brackets on all the permanent teeth, leaving the baby teeth alone. One by one, the baby teeth dropped out. As the new permanent teeth have come in, the ortho has added brackets to them. She was late to lose her teeth (almost 7 for the first one) and only lost her last baby tooth last fall (at 13), so she still has gaps in her mouth where permanent teeth haven't come in yet.

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  11. What a sweet boy. You've done a good job raising him!

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  12. How very special is that dear boy!!

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  13. Wow that is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. May his wish come true.

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  14. Oh my gawd..

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  15. I wish his mommy would get better really soon as well
    Oh little 11 year old boys are so wonderful. When my son was 11 we took long, long walks every morning in the summer. we talked about everything he is 53now and we still can talk about everything Be blessed to be a blessing

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  16. This post made me all teary eyed. Your son is such a sweetheart.

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  17. *tears* aren't little boys the most wonderful creation?? ~KM

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  18. May his wish come true and rain down on you! He sounds like a wonderful son.

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  19. How beautiful is that!! Way to go Zack!! As for the whole braces thing when they still have their baby teeth (sounds like Logan here) our dentist told us to wait until our late bloomer got all his adult teeth and then, if needed, get braces. Turns out, after waiting to see that through, he doesn't really need them and only has a slight over bite - fixable with invisi-line (sp?) which he's thrilled about because some of his friends had to have braces at 11 to 12 years old and then again at 15 because of their baby-teeth.

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  20. ohhhhh, he's a sweeheart, Lori!

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  21. You are a lucky Mom! Congratulations on raising such a great boy.

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  22. What a great mom/kid moment and memory! Mine is 11 and finished his first round of braces about a year ago. The last of his permanent teeth are coming right now so his second round will start most likely in the fall. The ortho planned it this way as we needed to make room in his mouth for some of his permanent teeth that did not have room to come in properly and it has worked great!

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  23. What a wonderful little man. May each day have a little "wish"!

    Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

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  24. awww, what a great little guy!

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  25. awww, what a great little guy!

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  26. Zach is a really neat kid. No matter how much pain you are in, you have been a really great Mom.

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  27. So touching. Such a good blessing it is to have a loving and caring child.

    Thank you for sharing. :)

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