7/2/09

My baby lost his first tooth

I knew it was loose. The hygienist had told me a few months ago it was getting ready. Yes, he's a bit young , but apparently it's not how young you are that matters, it's the order the teeth fall out. He's right on target with that so no worries!
I was cooking in the kitchen when he walks in with the tooth in his hands and gives it to me telling me "it fell out" no crying, no freaking out, nothing like that at all.
So, we are now firmly telling the tooth fairy lie-the one I swore that I would never tell.

Why do all the great kid legends- Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy- all have to break into the house to give your kid something?

3 comments:

scb said...

Losing a tooth! Wow. I remember wiggling one of the teeth in that vicinity -- don't know if it was that one or the one to the left (his left) of it, but I remember the irresistable urge my tongue had to push that thing and push that thing...

He's growing up!

And good point about the Santa/Bunny/Fairy things all breaking into the house to give things. Never thought of it that way. Actually, when I was a kid, I never thought about how the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy got into the house -- I knew Santa came in the backdoor because I made sure it was unlocked. (It was explained to me that if he came down our chimney he'd end up in the furnace, and that wouldn't be good, so we left the back door open for him.) (I'm sure it was locked again as soon as I went to bed!)

I bet the tooth fairy leaves more than a dime these days... ... ...

lorijo said...

well, he's 5 and has no real idea of the value of money, so right now he gets 4 quarters. When he's a bit older I'm sure that will go a bit.

Alana in Canada said...

My kids know the toothfairy is us--and my daughter still insists on her loonies.