Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 18 - A Picture of Your Biggest Insecurity

Anyone who knows me well enough probably guessed it just from the title. But for anyone who doesn't know, here it is:


What? You don't see it? It's not glaringly obvious in that picture? Perhaps you're distracted by the adorable tiny human with me. Let's really focus:


There we go! My incredibly disporportioned front teeth! Good God, those are enormous. How are they that much bigger than all the others? I've been self-conscious about them for years. I didn't even want to smile in my senior pictures. I ruined them by refusing to smile and my mom made me have them retaken. I wasn't allowed to leave until I smiled. I've been trying very hard since Grant was born not to hate them. I don't ever want him to hear me making fun of them because there is a chance that he could have teeth just like mine and I wouldn't want him to feel bad about them. But I try to have a sense of humor about it. I could be insecure about the spare tire around my middle - but I can lose weight or about the stretch marks on my stomach - but I prefer to think of those as my pregnancy battle scars. Plus those things can be masked and covered...not my teeth. Nothing I can really do about those. Do you think companies would pay me to advertise on them like they do on those race cars?

Ha!

(I do know they're not as bad as I'm making them sound. It could be far worse. But, damn, those are some big front teeth.)

3 comments:

  1. I think your smile in this picture is good! I really would have never guessed that you think you have big teeth :)

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  2. wow. I've known you for almost my whole life and this have NEVER crossed my mind. I have never thought to myself "wow, look at her teeth". Seriously. Shaun and I were talking yesterday about teeth and we both hate ours too.
    I think you have nice teeth personally.

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  3. future duck tub ownerApril 19, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    ps...I appreciate the effort you put into subtly revealing the insecurity piece by peice. and "tiny human"..awesome

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