October 1, 2010

this is pretty darn intimate

We're friends right? So that means I can show you something somewhat embarrassing and we can just laugh at it together and move on, correct?

Well this is what my husband has gone to bed with and woken up to every morning for the past almost-six years. 

 Lucky man right?
 I wear a retainer to bed. You think it looks bad, you should hear me try and talk through it. My husband loves me. Well after *ahem* years of wearing this go-ahead-and-punch-me-in-the-face-I-won't-feel-a-thing retainer I decided I could treat myself to having new ones made. An upgrade to a hotter, skinnier version. I went on Tuesday to have my teeth moulded (that stuff is nastay) and picked up these bad boys yesterday. 

What? You say. Where? That's right, they're in there. New retainers for the year 2010. 

I'm obviously excited about this or trust me I wouldn't be posting these pictures, but I really think Neil may be even more excited than I am. Although, I think I'll keep the old one and pull it out for special occasions, he'll love that.

Ok, now let's pretend this never happened, we won't be talking about it again.


  1. You are so brave to show that to the world! I can't wait to see the new ones 'cause they don't show up in the pictures! Awesome and congratulations to you and to Neil!!

  2. Ok--The BEFORE pictures are KILLING ME!!! The one on the left especially! You look like Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride when she is doing her "duck billed Platapus" face. Oh--I love you! Thanks for sharing--you made my day! :o)

  3. I can't believe you still wear it, you're such a good girl. I quit wearing mine a decade ago, even though they were more like your "after" picture. I remember at sleepovers you didn't wake up looking like that, the retainer was in your bed jabbing you in the back.

  4. I just love it when people can be themselves and not care what others think. I think the new ones look great!

    My husband needs new ones. I think it has been about 10 years. I sometimes brush and soak his because they can get pretty nasty.

  5. Those new ones are amazing, you can't even see them! What are they for anyways, just to keep your teeth straight or do you grind them?


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