Only a mother would recognize the distinct advantages of Grace's gappy teeth. She never has to floss. Does food get lodged between them? Rarely. Sometimes she'll put a pretzel in between her front ones as a joke, but it never gets stuck. She can more than spit water from her gaps, it flows forth like eight great rivers. If we get a straw skinny enough, she can do all her beverage consumption and still close her jaw. We remind ourselves that several very famous models have gaps. We think her teeth are perfect, as well as every mole, bump, weird toenail, scar and every inch of unmarked skin.
Do you know one of my favorite things on this earth of ours is when my babies are sleeping and they take in a long breath and sigh it all out at once! At that moment the whole world is asleep and peaceful. I love this.