Sunday, January 07, 2007

One Less Tooth

Monkey Boy lost a tooth today. We were at a local place having the breakfast buffet after church when Monkey Boy takes one bite of his food and announces that his tooth needs to come out now! The family we were with immediately became squeamish at this notion and felt he should wait until after he ate to yank the tooth. After explaining to them that Monkey Boy has a history of swallowing teeth (2 so far) we excused ourselves and went to the bathroom. The tooth popped right out and we were back at the table in less than 5 minutes, much to everyone's surprise. So I have spent the day with a baby tooth wrapped up in tissue in my pocket all day. The life of a mom!

P.S. One of the comments asked how you handle the Tooth Fairy when there isn't a tooth to put under the pillow because Monkey Boy swallowed it. You write a note to the Tooth Fairy explaining what happened and put that under the pillow. We've actually done this 3 times, twice because he swallowed his tooth and once because his tooth came out when he was brushing his teeth and went down the sink.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you handle the issue of the tooth fairy if he has swallowed his tooth? He can't put it under his pillow.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous South of the Gnat Line said...

How funny! Although I have two boys under tow - I haven't had the experience of either of them swallowing a tooth (...a knocked out tooth....but that's another story...).

I hear the tooth fairy has been hit with inflation these days, too...what's the going rate for a tooth anyway?

Thanks for stopping by SGL, what is the 365 photo thingee you mentioned. I love sharing photos - but I've already filled up my Flickr acct, so any suggestions on other sources would be great!

Have a great week!
(..still tryin' to dry out from all this rain....)

6:04 AM  

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