Friday, November 8, 2013

On her way to toothless status!

Abbey has been hoping, praying (while wiggling and wiggling), that she will lose a tooth. All of her good friends have lost teeth and her mouth seemed resolute to keeping all of those cute little pearlies. For months, she would come to me and say, "My tooth is wiggly!" I'd check and all of the teeth that usually come out first were stuck tighter than the proverbial Dick's hatband. Finally, this summer, the bottom right tooth began to budge, but only ever so slightly. By the fall, it was moving considerably more. But, the amazing thing was that Abbey, my child who has a pain tolerance level close to "cut my arm off, and I might cry", refused to let anyone touch her tooth because it hurt! The other big two teeth had grown in behind the loose one. The dentist wasn't concerned and said it would come out eventually.

And eventually it did….at church! I was disappointed to not be there to experience her first tooth, but in a few weeks, she pulled the second one at home.

All of us enjoyed the vision that the tooth fairy presents at our house. We have a quite "unique"(for lack of a better word), tradition regarding the tooth fairy. You'd have to see it to believe it! That's all I'm saying about it for now.

Now we set our sights on the top teeth, which are, you guessed it... apparently happy to stay where they are, at least for now. I hope that these come out before the big ones come in. I love to see kids with that great old big empty space on their top gum. I think it would be fun for her to sing, "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." But, if the past is any indication, she'll be singing a song like, "There ain't no cure for the summertime tooth"!


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