Love them. Love that they are getting more independent. But seriously...I came downstairs to one kid eating breakfast in one hand and trying to make lunch (which was all over the table) with the other. We have also forgotten how to put on sunscreen. Twice as much for our arms than our legs. Rubbing the same spot a zillion times.
I really am ready for school to start. I am over summer. But school has its own new challenges, which I will lament in a separate post.
We went to the orthodontist yesterday, and he wants to wait to start work for at least 6 months. Bossy's 6-YEAR molars aren't in enough. Yeah, he is almost 11. But the expander needs to hook to those molars and they just aren't in enough. So we will go back in 6 months to see where we are, and either get started....or if they are still coming in....wait a little longer.
We did find out that Bossy has lost a tooth sometime in the past 2.5 weeks. Why he doesn't tell us is beyond me. He had x-rays done at the first appointment, and the orthodontist showed me all the teeth that are getting ready to come out. Including the one that is now gone. I asked Bossy when it fell out, and he started to cry. This is going to be a long process.
I asked about a discount if we pay upfront.....5%. That is $300. Basically, that pays for the preliminary records that are done, which was $275. Gotta say....I am am disappointed. I know a reader mentioned to me that the discount would probably be 3-5%, but I really was hoping for more.
Speaking of orthodontics, I contacted the financial person about taking the money from his trust. We are meeting with her next week to discuss options for the trust. But she asked me how much we needed to withdraw and when. When I originally reached out to her, we thought that the work would start sooner than later, and wanted to make sure we were covered. We now have some time. But she choked when I told her 6k for braces.
She is single with no kids. Her response when I told her.....YIKES.
Yeah, that is how we roll.....why do anything small when it can be BIG!
Yesterday must have been the day of medical-ness. Our mail consisted of:
- a bill for $105 from the anesthesiologist from Bossy's procedure
- pathology bill for $35
- Bill for co-pay and lab work for G-man for $22
- A bunch of EOBs for Bossy's supplies (not a bill, but we know the bill is coming) totaling $307, which should go down to $122 with our discount