It's Raining Teeth!

Our two oldest kids, D&B, are having an ongoing competition to see who can lose the most teeth while we are living overseas. This constant tooth pulling leaves me with the eebie jeebies. You see, I was a late bloomer when it came to losing teeth. Teeth pulling episodes for me were spaced very far apart. In fact, I still have a couple of baby (milky) teeth that are still faithfully doing their jobs.

Not so for D&B. I have never seen so many teeth come out in such a short period of time. A few years ago, D would have been a perfect candidate to sing the song "All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth." Change the word 'two' to 'three' and the song would have been a perfect description of her cute smile. Now their teeth pulling adventures seem more like races. Because they are kids, they always seem to have 1 or 2 wiggly teeth. B *refuses* to be outdone by his sister. If she pulls a loose tooth, he will proudly show us a newly pulled tooth from his mouth, usually within a day or two. A couple of weeks ago, though, they both had new windows in their mouths to show off *on the exact same day*. No work for the 'tooth fairy' on that day, though, because we managed to lose BOTH teeth before bedtime.

Yesterday, D showed us another wiggly tooth......and B pulled a wiggly tooth out. I guess he was afraid his sister would win the race that day.

1 comment:

Joyful Days said...

How fun! Boo is losing teeth here too. He didn't trust any of us to help him. The only person he wanted was his cousin--four hours away. So he just did it himself.


Just more of that growing up stuff.