First Lost Tooth
Yes, my young son has finally lost his first tooth. And I mean he literally lost it. Fell right out of his head and he didn’t even notice. He’s been wiggling that damn tooth for weeks. Everyday we ask him how his tooth is doing and everyday he wiggles it for us and says “nearly ready.” Yesterday during dinner he proclaimed that it would probably fall out within the next day or two.
After I came home from work, I was talking to him about his day and I noticed that something looked off in his mouth. I asked him to open up and, sure enough, his tooth was gone! I exclaimed “you lost your tooth!” and he said that his other mom had pointed that out to him. I asked him where it was and he told me that he didn’t know. He had lost it. He fervently hoped that the Tooth Fairy would still come. I assured him that she had some freakish radar system that allowed her to know when teeth fell out of heads and that she would, surely, visit him tonight.
TJ told me that the entire drive home he kept muttering to himself, “I can’t believe I lost my first tooth.”
So tonight I emptied out the change jug looking for my single silver dollar and my eight Kennedy half dollars. TJ was insistent that I give him the silver dollar but I told her that I didn’t feel that he deserved it because I wasn’t going to be collecting a tooth; no tooth, no dollar. But, as usual, she won.
7 thoughts on “First Lost Tooth”
Let me see it I’ve got this straight… the Tooth Fairy, well known appraiser and collector of children’s teeth, is paying (with silver dollars) for not-a-tooth? Hell, I’ve got not-a-tooth under my pillow every night!
I’ll put in a good word with the Tooth Fairy for you as soon as I see the bloody gap in your mouth.
First of all, you guys are all haters-Cheri included! The poor kid likely swallowed the tooth, so unless you want to dig through his turds for it just give the boy the silver dollar! To be honest I think the first tooth should get at least a fiver!
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That comment just shows a startling lack of commitment.
I think it would be more fair to have the kid dig through the turds. It was, after all, his tooth.
Makes sense to me… earn that silver dollar!