Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Our Very Own Shane MacGowan

Madison lost one of her top front teeth last night, I should say she lost the other one, so that makes four down in total so far - center pair, top and bottom. The bottom ones have come back in, nice little bumpy ridgeline on the enamel, reflecting their "grown up" status. No sign yet of either top, so we've got a very distinct gap-toothed look going here for the foreseeable future, and a slightly lispy delivery as our 7-year-old gets used to annunciating through the new terrain.

It's been about a year since that first wiggler emerged, and escaped and we've celebrated all of these in slightly different ways. This particular tooth was loose for several weeks, a source of renewed interest and fascination for about the last day or so. By the time I got home last night it was hanging on by a thread, Madison pushing and pulling it further and further in unnatural directions. Ultimately she used a tissue to get a decent grip and yanked it out on her own.

Before going to bed, she took it upon herself to produce a sign intended to help direct an expected visitor, and hung it on the wall above her bed, in the vicinity of her pillows.

It served its purpose, but we may leave it up there for a while.


Blogger Sunflowerfairy said...

I love the little drawing of the tooth!

Man, I'm so looking forward to these rights of passage with my kid. (Only I freak out a bit at the sight of blood, so that might get interesting, eh?)

6:24 PM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

our oldest lost her first tooth when she was 6. The tooth fairy forgot to come that night...the next night the tooth fairy left a note tied on a piece of wire (a la braces) tied to her stuffed animal....apologizing for the tooth emergency she had to attend to. She left $20 in the tooth pillow.

We apparantly have a very weathly deity on our hands here...oh yeah- and the tooth fairy has a few bucks too!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Meredreth! said...

my poor daughter has lost several teeth so the novelty of the tooth fairy is waning .... however on the last tooth she lost, the tooth fairy kept forgetting and oversleeping .... day three of the misfortunate lack of monetary reward .... our 7 year old letting her suspension of belief slip, demanded her father and I tell the tooth fairy to stop by the ATM before she goes to bed! :)

10:59 AM  

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