Here we go again, here's another post for the Blog Every Day In May blog-hop.
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
I've only recently started to like photos of myself. This is because up until a couple of years ago I had really bad teeth. As a teenager I didn't need braces, but as soon as my wisdom teeth came through, the rest of my teeth took on a life of their own, and fell all over the place. I would smile, but if I felt like someone was looking I'd cover my mouth or stop smiling. And I didn't like my picture being taken.
About 4 years ago I decided to get braces. I was terrified as I hate dentists. I had to have 4 teeth taken out, and then wear a fixed brace for 18 months. But I did it (with Mum there to hold my hand through the scary bits). It was painful and uncomfortable, and food would get caught, and I would spit when I spoke, and I would dribble when I slept. And then 18 months was up and I got my braces off.
I couldn't believe it. My teeth were perfect *ching*. I couldn't stop smiling, and I would also let people take my photo!
So this is my favourite picture of me.
I love it because my teeth are lovely and straight, plus my dog is sitting still long enough for a photo to be taken! Whenever the camera comes out, she runs away. But this time we managed to get a decent picture of us both.