This morning I was snuggling in bed with Alyssa, and I looked over and she was sucking her thumb. I asked her what are you doing? She has never sucked her thumb before. She looked up at me and said, "Mom, I am going to start sucking my thumb because I want braces." Funny, yes, but I hope she really doesn't get this in her head and start sucking her thumb. Braces are too expensive.
I should've put the clues together. She kept asking me questions like 'do people that only have messed up teeth need braces?' I said yes, some people are born with messed up teeth, and some people mess their own up by sucking their thumb. Oops! How on earth was I to know that her little mind was trying to figure out a way to get braces.