Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Big News!

Baby Blue Eyes has lost his first tooth! By natural means, that is. You may recall reading about his accident a year and a half ago, where he lost his four upper front teeth. So the event of a "for real" loose tooth has been big news here, and he's been diligently wiggling and waggling that poor tooth to death. Yesterday morning, he informed me that he could see and feel the "little string" that keeps his tooth attached to his gum. (I know, how gross is that?! And telling it to ME? Come on, I cannot STAND loose teeth or anything to do with loose teeth, you may recall. Apparently it's genetic: Li'l Sis was grossed out with me!)

I knew we'd soon have big news to share. But I really didn't expect it to be just a few hours later, while eating pizza with his sweet cousin, "Miss GOHgeous." But there it was, sitting on his plate amidst the pizza crumbs. Big news!

We've never done the whole "Tooth Fairy" thing with our kids (no real reason or deep theology attached, just never picked up another expensive habit!), so imagine our surprise when BBE put his tooth under his pillow. Imagine our further surprise when he was actually irritated that there was no money beneath his pillow this morning. Seriously! We had this conversation at least 3 times last night before bed, patiently explaining each time that we didn't really ever do that with the other kids, and we're not really planning to start now. (Less patiently each time, I confess.) And imagine our complete exasperation when this morning we had to finally request (far less patiently this final time!) that he STOP hinting, pleading and quietly commenting (read: mumbling and grumbling under his breath!) on the issue during our morning routine.

So, instead of the Tooth Fairy depositing goodies under Baby Blue Eye's pillow, he has agreed to this blog posting all about him and his momentous accomplishment! Wooo Hoooo, way to go, Baby Blue Eyes!

Now, can we PLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAASE stop talking about the "cool feeling hole" in your gums? Seriously. Thanks.


Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is big news. I totally remember losing my baby teeth.

My mom gave us TEN CENTS per tooth was all! Other kids got like FIVE BUCKS!

Hopefully, I have a couple years before I decide what we'll do. We don't do Santa or the Easter Bunny, so I doubt the Tooth Fairy will exist either, although I can think of some funny ways to do it!

Melissa said...

Reassuring to know I'm not the only mom with a "baby" of the family that hints, whines and begs for me to change my ways to the point of me having to run away from her to MAKE IT STOP!!!!!

Congrats, BBE! What a handsome guy!

Livin' Life said...

I can relate to your joy. Poor Rocker had to have his first two teeth yanked at the dentist's because they would not come out and the other new ones were coming out on top. He was so excited when he finally lost one on his own.
Good job BBE!!!!!

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Holding It Together said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! It is good to see how well you are doing. Our little guy lost his first tooth in October (yes he did get $1 from the Tooth Fairy). When his second one came out the next month, he happened to be eating dinner and he swallowed it! So when the third one was loose, I told him not to swallow it, and his TSS didn't know what to think when they were at McD's and he suddenly started spitting his food out on the table! She was happy to know that he was following directions and not exhibiting some new weird behavior!!