Back in May we were eating corn on the cob for dinner and Hannah started to complain that her tooth hurt. I just brushed it off, thinking there was corn stuck in her teeth or something. When she was still complaining the next day, I decided to check it out. I looked in her mouth, and saw that she had her very first loose tooth. She was SO SO SO excited because one of her good friends had lost a tooth a few months earlier. I, on the other hand, was not excited at all. I gave her strict instructions not to wiggle that tooth at all. I then went in my room and cried. I was not ready for missing teeth! I’m not ready for the awkward smiles, braces, big girl look that permanent teeth bring. Not ready, not ready, not ready! I loved her little girl smile so much and I was hoping to keep that tooth in for as long as possible. Since she is such a little rule follower, I’m convinced that tooth stayed in two weeks longer than it would have if it belonged to any other child. Everyone she saw she told, “I have a loose tooth, but my mom says I can’t wiggle it!” One day in early June she spent the day with a friend and came home with a very, very loose tooth. I told her to stay right there, I wanted one last picture of her with all her baby teeth. When I came back outside, this is what I saw.
Tooth in hand!
She was so excited! The tooth fairy brought her a $2 bill, a $1 bill, and a fairy DVD. She can’t wait to loose even more teeth! For the next few weeks she told everyone she saw, “I have a gone tooth!”