Pippi has never been one to care if she fit in with the crowd. She was always happy to go her own way, do her own thing. She didn't care if everyone else had these sneakers or did this thing. She did what she wanted and was happy about it.
That's why I was so surprised to hear her say, tonight, "but everyone else has them, I want mine now too."
Was she talking about a cell phone? (no, she already has one.) The latest designer clothes? (they wear uniforms at their middle school.) Her own laptop? None of these things.
She's talking about braces.
The trip to the orthodontist today ended with "come back in four weeks, when that back molar has grown in more."
(I guess the days when kids were traumatized because they needed braces are long gone.)