My five-year-old, Evie, was an early teether. She got her first tooth at only three months. That was painful…for me! When she was four, she lost two teeth in just a few days.
But now Evie has outdone herself. This past Saturday, she lost a tooth. Then, on Sunday, another tooth popped out. There was a dramatic episode that followed tooth #2. She dropped her pearly white under a picnic table!
Tears ensued, but the tooth was found!
After the search and rescue, I demanded possession of the tooth for safe keeping; I wasn’t going through missing tooth drama again. Except…I accidentally…misplaced the tooth.
Temporary panic set in. Thankfully, the tooth fairy had not thrown away the (very similar looking) tooth from the night before.
Then! On Monday, Evie had another tooth just barely hanging on. I thought she was going to loose three teeth in three days, but that tooth would not give up.
I don’t have it in me to yank. I tried it once with my older daughter. She screamed in pain and the tooth didn’t come out.
Last night, my (also reluctant yanker) husband finally pulled out Evie’s sorry hanging tooth. Our tooth fairy is cheap, but Evie has still accumulated quite an exciting stash: one pack of gum, one container tic-tacs, $1.50, and three extra-special tooth fairy notes.
And, she’s still got two more loose teeth to go!
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Taking a short tooth fairy break. She is burnt out.
August 9, 2011 – I had to update this. Evie has now lost three more teeth! That’s six teeth total in just a little over a month. I’m claiming the world record.