Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Tooth the Whole Tooth & Nothing but the Tooth

First let me say that Atley is bald in this picture because he took a pair of scissors to his hair at school and cut six-to-the-skin patches off of his head. Now onto the story.
Atley often lamented about the fact that he was the only kid in his class at school or church who had not lost a tooth yet. Well, it finally happened but not quite in the way I imagined. Then again, everything Atley does is unique. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that his first tooth loss story would be the same. Usually, a tooth starts to wiggle. The kid plays with it, the kid's mom plays with it, the kid's dad threatens to yank it out with his pliers, but it takes days maybe even a week to completely fall out, right? Sometimes it hangs grossly by some nasty little stringy thing and the child it belongs too screams in protest if anyone tries to get near it. All of this gives you time to make a very special Tooth Fairy pillow and checkout all of the Tooth Fairy library books in existence in preparation for the big day. Again none of that happened for us.
Last night after the boys had been tucked snugly in their beds for nearly an hour we hear the elephant feet of our oldest son bouncing down the stairs. He gets to Scott first and says, "I finally lost a tooth!" Scott's reply, "What? Did you even have a loose tooth?" Well, sure enough there he was with a tiny little tooth in his hand and a bloody mouth. Don't you usually lose your top teeth first? Anyway, Atley lost one of his bottom teeth. When prompted to get the whole story he explained how he was lying in bed wishing really hard that he would lose a tooth soon because he could really use the money. At this point, he began to pull really hard on each tooth in his mouth and when he had almost pulled his very hardest on each tooth the last one came right out! The tooth fairy visited and he received some of the cold hard cash he so desperately needed.
Today after school he said, "Mom, I really hope I don't lose anymore teeth because it kinda creeps me out when I rub my tongue on this gummy part in my mouth." Apparently, the moment he had been anxiously waiting for was a big disappointment.

4 comments:

Thefab4 said...

Too FUNNY!!! When Blaine lost his second tooth (it was loose for a day) he come down the hall saying, "Mom my tissue hurts and is bleeding." I didn't know what he was talking about until he showed me a dangling tooth. Being in the dental field I always say "soft tissues" instead of "gums" not even realizing it. Coming from a 5 year old "tissue" sounded funny. TISSUE WHAT?

Kreatives Chaos made by Andrea said...

What a funny story...

my boy yanked his tooth out by trying to open the water faucet in the garden with his mouth...

to bad the tooth fairy couldn't come because he swollowed the tooth...

He was 5 then an now with almost 8 FINALLY the new tooth is coming...

Warmest regards from Germany

Andrea

Wendi said...

Melissa, they do loose the bottom first. My girls bottom fell our at least a year before the top teeth. Alyssa just lost her 2nd top tooth this past week and is so excited about it. The tooth fairy forgot to come to her the 1st night though, we told her Macey was crying in the night and probably scared him away. Hailey had to have her unloose bottom teeth pulled because the new teeth were coming in behind them. Each child is unique and they are all so funny.
Enjoy Atley, he's quite the character :)

Eddie said...

What did he do to his money? It looks like he really wanted to lose a tooth because of it! Haha! His first lost tooth story is kinda unique. Actually, kids shouldn't force a tooth to come out. It should be naturally done, since it's a process that every kid encounters.

--Eddie Storms