Words you don't want to hear in the morning while trying to play "single parent" and rush your kids out the door to the bus that seems to arrive earlier and earlier each day:
"Uh, we have a problem. Luke just said that he fed my retainer to Fiona."
Fiona is the dog. Luke is my almost 4 year old. The words were spoken by my straight-toothed 14 year old who refuses to use his retainer case when he removes those nasty things from his mouth.