Special fact about me: I had three baby teeth with no adult teeth to grow in under them. (That means I'm a more evolved human! Ha!) It also means that I've had to get tooth implants to replace the baby teeth, which got pulled when I got my braces in college. So yesterday I got the last post put in, which will allow me to have a full set of chompers for the first time since my Junior year of college. Pro: I will soon be able to chew better. Con: days of soft food diet as the site starts to heal (pro: Icecream!).

My favorite thing to eat when on a soft food diet is a shake made from vanilla icecream, Silk chocolate soy milk, a banana and a couple Tbsp of peanut butter. Heaven. Also, this go-around polenta is making the list as it is oh-so-versatile and pairs well with many other soft foods. Who says being on a mush diet means you have to stop being a foodie?

On a note that is only related because it involves food, here is another selection from the writing project. This came from some friends' suggestions that I write about people without children giving parents advice:

The nerve! Today I was at the grocery store and this hussy with one of those tramp stamps told me I shouldn’t be feeding my baby a cookie. My baby was hungry! He wasn’t going to make it through the rest of the trip without screaming, so I got him a cookie from the package and let him eat it, right there in aisle three. My baby, he smiled and smiled.. He was so happy. And then this young thing walks past me with her big diamond ring and her flat little no-baby belly and told me what to do with my boy! She said he was too young, and if I were to feed him sweets they should at least be organic. Puh-leeze. I grew up on Oreos, and I’m just fine! Besides, there’s nothing that could break a mother’s heart like big hungry tears rolling down those sweet cheeks. I’ll do anything I can to keep him from feeling like his belly is empty. I didn’t say anything back, but once that girl has a baby of her own, she’ll understand. She’ll know I was doing right by him. She’ll see her baby smile and she’ll know.

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