Words and draws by Russ
Fourth grade was such an impressionable touchy rough time. I remember several bad things from fourth grade. I bet I would have done the same thing ... been too self-conscious to smile.
I smile less than I should, due to imperfect teeth when I was a kid. They're still imperfect, but I don't care much. As you say, I got in the habit of not smiling (or of covering my mouth when I smiled and laughed), and habits are hard to break.
Damn... I bet you have a great smile, too. I lost a front tooth in high school after a fight and my Mom BEGGED me to do something about it..! Hindsight being what it is, of course she was right and I am glad to have listened to her!
These days you would have been cool for having mouth bling! You were just ahead of your time.
Three years is too "coalminer's daughter(or son)" for me. I've heard some people's vain regrets...but this one is pretty valid. ~Mary oxoxo
when i was in first grade, i fell on the monkey bars and hit my mouth; killing on baby tooth and turning it brown. it was the tooth you'd shown, right in the very front. at the time, as a kid, i didn't not smile, but then again, i knew that it would fall out when the adult tooth grew in~~my mom was nervous about whether the permanent tooth would be deadened too. but it wasn't. yea!
If this happened to day you'd be right up there with Li'l Wayne!
This is a perfect heart breaker and such a powerful statement about childhood. Belongs in a book. -Cin
That is a tough memory, you lost some valuable years there. Hope you smile more now.
My circumstance was a little bit different, but YEP, it was a front tooth. Prolem is, I have a REALLY wide smile...My (very imperfect)solution: cover my mouth with my hand as if embarrassed.Still do that involuntarily at times. Derrr...
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