After a practically perfect half term that involved spending time with lovely people like this, this, this and this, we packed off our brood for a night with their grandparents.  The 5yo arrived with her first, and by now very wobbly, wobbly tooth and we had the discussion about what she would do if it fell out at Nanny’s house.  It was decided that she would bring it home for the tooth fairy and I was very relieved – not wanting to miss out on anything.

On Saturday we spent a childless day getting a few bits and bobs done; popping into town for a full english and a cuppa, cutting back the pear tree, looking round hopelessly at all the other winter jobs we’ve yet to start and walking the dog.  It was relaxing and pretty productive, and as I hadn’t heard anything about the tooth I assumed it would be returning intact.

Later on, after detours and stop offs for tea, my three beauties flew through the door all screaming in unison that the 5yo has bitten into a chicken nugget (guess where they went for tea!) and the tooth had come out. She was so excited her voice had escalated 7 octaves into previously unchartered audio – even the dog struggled.

This was a far cry from when the 8yo lost his first tooth.  Coincidentally we were en route to the dentist – although as it turned out I’d arrived on the wrong date – the Boy Wonder was hidden away at the back of the car, fidgeting as usual.  He was wearing a kagoul and messing with the string.  One minute he was laughing happily, the next screaming in pain. When I looked into my rearview mirror the sight I saw was ghoulish, a river of blood streaming down his chin, string still wrapped around the gum.  He’d managed to dislodge completely a tooth that hadn’t been in the least bit wobbly. He was obviously in pain but also terrified by the amount of blood and quite hysterical.  I managed to clean him up a bit before speeding the rest of the way to the dentist where they tried unsuccessfully to reseat the tooth.  Poor boy, although I think he did quite well out of a sympathetic tooth fairy.

By contrast the 5yo left her tooth until it fell out painlessly and cleanly.  She wrapped it in tissue and placed it under her pillow and when she woke in the night and asked for water she refused to check just in case the tooth fairy hadn’t been yet.  Luckily the (very generous) tooth fairy did come, leaving her a “gold coin” – two whole pounds! Sheesh, she’d better not expect that every time!

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Tooth Fairy leaving £2

And now for the toothless grin…..
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8 thoughts on “And now for the toothless grin…..

  • November 1, 2010 at 11:16 am

    How onderful, Maxi has his first wobbly tooth and I keep telling him to leave it alone (must be a boy thing) he is very excited as lots of children in his class have already lost theirs!

    She looks adorable BTW

  • November 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I tell K that the tooth fairy only takes the cleanest teeth( since he hates cleaning his teeth) – I figure all these things like TF are there for us to use for the greater good. You gotta do what you gotta do right?

  • November 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Oh he looks so cute! I did struggle not to pass out when I first looked though! Me and wobbly teeth do not go together!

  • November 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    My daughter lost a tooth on Saturday night. I had to email the tooth fairy to let her know we were on holiday and follow it up with a text to check she (he?) had got my message. Did you know you can do that? I won’t put the details here because obviously she would be inundated with messages and I understand she is very busy. After all that she only brought 50p but I think she had to fly further than normal, at least that’s the excuse I gave IJ. This is a blog post in itself really. Anyway, I was just popping over to say hi because I can’t log on to twitter (still!).

  • November 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks Jen – I wonder if it is a boy thing? She has played with it lots but has also been very careful to look after herself – I was worried that she might get a bump at hockey practice on Sunday so it was a blessing that it fell out the day before really…

  • November 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    That’s the way G, we’re full into threatening that Santa won’t come now – works like a charm…..

  • November 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Good job that I didn’t post the vlog of her wobbling it then really! 😉

  • November 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    LOL, Hi Rosie! Lovely to see you and I’m very pleased to hear that there’s a hotline – I might be asking you for that number at some point in the distant future. 50p is still a good bounty – it’s a big coin after all….. really coins should all be sized relative to their value don’t you think? x

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