Mar 29, 2010

Beautiful gaps and gorgeous holes

Remember how bummed I was at the thought of  never seeing The Boy with a gappy smile? Well, my worries were for not! Saturday morning while the kids were watching early morning cartoons and I was sleeping on the couch diligently paying attention to them, The Boy came over and excitedly told me he had lost a tooth! I was so ecstatic and he was so proud he had finally worked it out. We were worried he would have to have them pulled, since his two front adult teeth are almost all the way grown in now!

He quickly put his tiny little tooth in a zip lock bag to be placed under his pillow for the Tooth Fairy. The next morning the Tooth Fairy had accidentally forgotten all about the tiny little tooth. She must have been busy watching T.V. all night or something....*cough cough* Good thing the bag had actually fallen off of the bed and was hiding underneath it, so we blamed the accident on the inability for the busy fairy to locate the tooth. ( yes, I am a totally lame mom, but the man is a totally lame dad too!) :) So the next night we placed the bag strategically inside The Boys pillow case so it wouldn't fall out again.

When the tooth fairy remembered to actually do her job sunday night, she reached into The Boy's case only to find that he had already taken his tooth out out and put it back underneath his pillow. She sort of freaked out for a minute, trying to feel around for it without waking up the sleeping child, but soon had in hand and left the coveted dollar bill in its place. (wow..can we say inflation!? I remember getting a quarter for a lost tooth when I was little!) In the morning, he was up a whole lot earlier than usual and came running in to show us his prize.

(look at that cute little gap! Awwww....)

It was a pretty fun experience, the first one of its kind for us, and we loved every minute of it!

(Since we were worried about his his teeth not falling out, we made an appointment with the dentist. She said the second one on the bottom front would most likely fall out on its own (its pretty loose!) but needed to fall out before the adult teeth grew all the way in otherwise his tongue would push the top of the teeth out and tip them over, instead of just pushing them straight out. So, we have been encouraging him to wiggle that tooth!) 


  1. Dear Grand "boy",
    Your Nana is so very proud of you! Way to go! Keep wiggling that other tooth and I have your tooth fairy Poster for you!

    I will see you soon.
    Love you my toothless wonder.

  2. Haha, seriously about inflation! I remember putting my tooth in a cup of water on the window sill in the kitchen and when I would wake up it would be full of all sorts of wet coins (from the bit of water still left in the cup) that usually added up to like 50 cents! Now I know it was just spare change they probably had to search and dig around to find. Hahaha. Remember how sometimes we even got a candy bar in place of money?!

    And I think you spell it loose not lose... You cant go around telling people that he has a lose"r" tooth! hahaha I am so clever with my little jokes. (and I wonder how many words I misspelled in this comment!

  3. There Britt, I fixed my misspelled word, Ha!


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