Wednesday, July 9, 2008
A visit from the tooth fairy
The tooth had been loose for a while, actually when he first told us it was loose (he said wiggly) Jenn and I thought he was making it up. There were a few kids who lost teeth in his class, so we thought he was just pretending it was loose so he'd be like his friends. He wasn't making it up. Aren't we great parents?
On Thursday I had him show me who loose it was, he was able to bring it down 90 degrees to his gum line. It seemed like only a small part of the tooth was connected to the front of his mouth. So I had him try a few things to get it to come out; bend it backwards, twist it, bend and twist. Nothing worked. I asked him if he wanted me to tie it to a doorknob, he laughed and said no way. We let it go that night.
The next day I was at work and he called me to tell me it came out. He was so excited his voice was two octaves higher. From what I can tell it basically fell out when he got up to go to the bathroom. The tooth fairy gave him some money and Jenn hid the tooth in her jewelry box. How long do you have to keep a child's first lost tooth? Do you give it to them on their wedding night? You know, something old?