Thursday, August 13, 2009

And So It Begins

We've had a "loose" tooth for quite a while in this house.

Now it's not just a "loose"'s a gone tooth.
Just so you know, if you're so inclined, using your teeth (especially ones that are already loose) to pry apart Lego toys will really help in the loosening process! SWK came running in yesterday morning to say, "It's really loose now!" I actually got a little squeamish thinking that I was going to have to help him pull it out. I remember my daddy and his "string theory" (hint: it didn't involve physics. Well, I guess it kind of did). Anyway, we went on about our day, and I told SWK to just keep wiggling his tooth with his tongue (not his icky fingers) and we'd check on it later. After we got home from going to the animal farm with some friends, SWK was watching "The Horned Avenger" and shouted, "My tooth came out!" I nearly dropped my measuring cup! (BTW, I made an Asian Pepper Steak last night with brown rice and kind of combining a couple of recipes and my own cleaning-out-the-fridge method, and it was pretty darn good...DH even liked it!)
Back to the tooth: Yea! I didn't have to pull it! So, last night the Tooth Fairy visited. This is what she left:

Ten bucks, a note, and a Very.Happy.Boy. (The note said, "For the boy who sleeps here and had a little fairy kiss.) *That Tooth Fairy is awesome* I guess we'll be hitting up Wal-mart later to check out the Lego! Oh, yes, he did. He woke me up at 7:15 this morning to let me know that SHE had visited and by the way, how much do Lego Racers cost?
(For the inquiring minds: the first tooth is special, after that, I've heard that the Tooth Fairy rates dramatically decrease! Although, I somehow always got a lot of money for my teeth. I think my whole family must have helped the Tooth Fairy out on at least the first one: $15. And in 1979-80, $15 was a lot of money! Well, actually, it still is!! It'll buy a round of cheeseburgers and corn dogs with a diet coke or three at My Cheeseburger Place! Not that I would know anything about that. Ahem.)


  1. Congrats on the first of your many toothless grins! LOVE THEM!

  2. Hooray for Josiah! Lainey's now got 4 missing and is sporting quite the gap! I'm glad to know I'm not the only mom who was a little squeamish about pulling them out. I tried with one of hers, got grossed out, and told her we'd wait for dad. Her patience being thin, she knocked it out all by herself with a toy! She's a go getter!


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