Watching a new human become aware of self is fascinating for a parent. It's been a couple of years since Jordan first started asking for his hair to be styled a certain way. For a year or so, that was spikes. The last few months, he's been combing it straight forward, like in the picture here. Hair is controllable, but another part of his face isn't: his teeth.
He started losing them kind of young, plus he got his six-year molars at four, so his mouth is full of teeth. He had a pretty nice smile before the front ones started coming out, and he's still got a wonderful smile, especially when you combine the full effect of his cheeks and eyes. A recent question he asked me told me how much he's thinking about his looks.
"Why are my two front teeth so big?"
It's rough growing up, having your parts fall out, regrow. Your clothes get too small, too short, too tight. You bump your head on things you used to be able to walk under.
And your teeth don't always fit in your mouth.