yesterday i took dot to the first of 3 appts. at the dentist to correct her state of disrepair. she came away with a pulled tooth, a pirate tooth (stainless steel crown), and a couple fillings. next visit will be another pulled tooth and a couple fillings, then 2 weeks later, she'll have a spacer (like an anchored behind the teeth retainer) put in. thankfully, there's no damage to her adult teeth. so she'll be able to outgrow all this paraphernalia in the next 4 years or so.
ps worst thing i've seen all week: high school musical on ice. oh no they didn't!