Abigail has had a loose tooth for several months. Her top left tooth has been “wiggly” since the beginning of June but she could never work up the courage to work it so it would come out. I have been wiggling it every day for the last week or so hoping to challenge its flexion. Finally, last night I was able to get a finger around the top of the tooth so I yanked it.
She had a look of horror on her face as I held the offending tooth before her eyes. She didn’t really realize I had pulled it until she saw it. As soon as she saw it, she licked a little in her mouth as she tasted the tiny bit of blood that resulted. Of course, it stopped almost immediately but her gagging continued for a few more minutes. She is fairly dramatic about tastes and smells so this was par for the course. It was sort of funny I guess and, thankfully for her parents, we know she will never be a good vampire.
Once her drama ended, she really got into discovering which words no longer came out the same way without her tooth (Click here to hear her talking). She was overjoyed! She bounced around singing and talking and having a great time sounding funny. Immediately Abigail starting singing, “All I want for Christmas is my one front tooth.” It was so much fun to see her excitement after she realized that losing teeth isn’t so bad, and maybe even fun!
So, do you ever help your kids’ teeth along?