Subtitle: Public Service Announcement with Too Much Personal Information
(Now that's your cue to move along if you're especially squeamish about aging. . . .)
There seem to be these things that People Know, but not me. Like, I never knew that people needed "reading glasses" as they hit 40, because they're eyes were changing. I had no clue! I thought the pharmaceutical companies were cheaply trying to save money on ink by making the print on bottles really, really tiny! . . . . until my eye doctor diplomatically explained bifocals to me.
Now, I find that the vigorous, "Aren't I doing it right! brushing my teeth is a bad thing. A BAD thing.
As in receding gum lines!!!!
What the heck! I never heard of this! Receding hair lines, yes. . . (for guys!), but is it really fair that if you brush your teeth well (translate: "too hard") you get receding gum lines, and they hurt! And they can't fix it! Bummer. Actually, in the grand scheme of things, "bummer" with a little "B", because really, there are much, much worse things that could happen (probably also listed on the Secret Aging Memo, that I never got and intend to file a complaint form about as soon as I find my bifocals.)
And these 3 cute triplets, playing a little ballad with their musical instrument about my receding gums, were serenading me for my birthday!