I Lost a Tooth!

April Fools!

I do have this recurring nightmare that my teeth are loose and then I look in the mirror and have a big 'ol GAP staring back at me.
So I forget how exciting it is to be a kid and have the relief in knowing something WILL grow back when you do lose a tooth.

First the wiggle gets you all wild. Yeah! Dude! It'll be out anytime now!

But in reality, it takes like months, because those little buggers loosen up then lock back in. It's a freaky true story!

But then there's blood. Blood always means the end is near.

Then you sit in the bathroom and work magic anyway you can.

Sawing floss between that last piece of skin and your gums.

Or grab a washcloth and PULL.


More wiggling and pushing with your tongue.

Then after telling the kid to just YANK it out so the tooth fairy can get her flight plan in order, it finally happens!

Cash in your pocket.

Then DQ, she who doesn't like to be ignored, pops out a tooth after like 15 minutes of being loose over the weekend. BAM, money.

Today, My Boy pulls out a tooth from his pocket after school. Boom. Who's next?

Gawd forbid, not me.

K? Sweet thing she says, "when me gets bidder, my toofs come out," cute huh?

She also says, "when me gets bidder, me have doze stickuz [maxi pads]." Don't wish for that...ugh.



Hope the economy isn't affecting good 'ole T.F. She's working over-time at our house.

And at this rate, My Boy will be a real-life Jack-O-Lantern by Halloween. A rich one.

49 supporters in group:

  1. SweetPeaSurry said...

    Awww tres cute!

  2. SparkleFarkle said...

    Tell me the tooth, I-I mean truth, how much does the Toothfairy pay these days for a chunk o' the ivory? Be wary. There are imposters out there who will leave less under the pillow, then sell the "goods" for more to piano factories, so they can turn a profit. No fooling, even though it's the day for it!

  3. WeaselMomma said...

    Cute pics! I hope the tooth fairy's investments haven't taken as hard of a hit as our 401(k), or she won't be able to pay out.

  4. Terri said...

    what remarkable pictography! way to capture a milestone, love it!

  5. Krystyn said...

    The tooth fairy is definitely going to be busy with your house over the next couple years.

    I know if you dream about all of your teeth crumbling it means you are under stress..but I don't know about just losing one!

  6. He And Me + 3 said...

    Ok, your picture had me cracking up and then your commentating on the pictures and then your daughters comment about stickerz. I am cracking up so hard.
    Thanks for the laugh!

  7. Mrs. Schmitty said...

    My 6 year old has been so upset recently because he's not losing his teeth. All of his classmates have lost at least one...his aren't even wiggly yet.

    Your kids are so adorable!

  8. Lolli said...

    That was a great photo story! I just had my kids complaining to me about the tooth fairy's forgetfulness. There are lots of teeth floating around our house!

  9. Sarah said...

    I am sooo not looking forward to this! Especially in light of how much money we've spent trying to keep them in!

  10. Goldylocks said...

    Hysterical!!! Allthough..looking at the pics I had to do the hand over the eyes peeking through the fingers thing....LOL

  11. April said...

    "doze stuckuz".....that's hillarious! I'm not looking forwared to that.....in a house full of girls!

    I hope your Tooth Fairie gets lots of rest because she is gonna be one busy lady!

  12. Former Fat Chick said...

    I have that NIGHTMARE too....only in mine I run around freaking out showing people the blood and the gap and everyone ignores me! I read that it is vanity, that dreaming of teeth falling out is fear of getting older...

  13. Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

    My 7 year old has already lost 8 teeth and is an old pro at getting them out!

    I have dreams that I lose all of my teeth. That I wake up with a mouth full of teeth (not attached to my gums). I wonder what that means.

  14. MOMMY-MOMO said...

    hehe cute post!!!!!

  15. Sage and Savvy said...

    I actually have a missing/loose tooth nightmare every once in a while. I wonder why that is.

    Wow...thanks for always sharing so many things I have to look forward to! LOL =)!

  16. Brittany said...

    OMG...WHERE WAS THE WARNING!?

    Tooth gore...omg...ok...I am not feeling faint anymore. Sheesh...my kids can never lose their teeth, i will pass out.

  17. Dejoni said...

    Cute!!! Nothing like loosing a few teeth for some ice cream at the DQ!!!

  18. because I said so said...

    if she is not the cutest thing...

    stickuz.....I love it....she does not want those stickuz for sure

    Carson has always been too curious about the goings-on in the bathroom during that time...TMI

  19. Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

    I am seeing dental school in his bright future. I heard the tooth fairy is still rocking it across the country. B. Madoff did not get to him.

  20. Heather of the EO said...

    What a funny post.

    I'm definitely going to start calling pads, "stickuz." :)

  21. Leslie said...

    Haha, I've had a dream about losing teeth too! It was freaky. They are so adorable!

  22. MamaJoss said...

    ...shoooot...I forgot about the tooth fairy - i should start putting away $$ for that now...can you imagine what a tooth will be worth 10 years from now???!!?? As always, cracking up over your ways of story-telling....brilliant.

  23. Gena said...

    LOL I love your new pic! YAY on the lost tooth!!

  24. Elaine A. said...

    I love how you type the way K talks.

    Oh and can I borrow a little dough from your little guy? ; )

  25. Hannah Noel said...

    His expression in that first picture cracks me up!! He looks terrified haha.

    Oh losing teeth.. so many memories!

  26. ParentingPink said...

    My 6 year old is dying to get a loose tooth! Still has 'em all. She has already asked for $5 a tooth? What??? Seriously. I got like 25 cents. LOL

    Cute pics!

  27. lizspin said...

    I have a recurring nightmare that I keep losing my teeth too! Like hundreds of them keep popping out of my mouth. . .bizzare!

    What if the tooth fairy paid me for each one of those????

  28. Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

    Oh, K. K, K, K. Don't wish for the stickuz!

  29. Midwest Mommy said...

    I stopped wearing my retainer and now my big ole gap is coming back full force! Hopefully it won't get that bad though, lol.

  30. blueviolet said...

    The tooth fairy is paying out at an exorbitant rate, I hear. I got a measly dime.

  31. Marla said...

    these are great photos!

  32. Brittany said...

    ha ha ha! that is such a cute post! BUT I did hear once, after telling someone about how I always dreamt of my teeth falling or getting pulled out that it means that you are stressed out about money! It seems to be true! Whenever i'm financialy stressed I dream about my teeth rotting/getting pulled/ or falling out! :S *blech*

    Your kids are adorable, and this blog is positively priceless!

  33. beth said...

    Got me! And I forgot the crazy kid stages when their teeth are falling out.

  34. Lindsay said...

    I sure hope you don't lose any teeth next! I love shot of your son right after he gets the tooth out!

  35. Mel Fraase said...

    OMG - I can't type for the tears in my eyes - that last picture cracked me up!! I HAVE to show these to my girl, she STILL has that tooth dangling....she can see how brave your boy is!! Thanks for the incentive!

  36. Cheryl Lage said...

    Man, lemme tell you, with two 7 year olds who sleep in loft beds, the tooth fairy REALLY appreciates the toofuses left on the dresser (near the window so she can get in and out easily with her shiny quarters...which apparently mean MUCH more to our two than the financially more beneficial, but less attractive, paper currency counterpart.

    Your kids are so precious. Sorry I've been irregular in commenting...hope you all are well...and have a full mouth of teeth. ;)

  37. Elle said...

    Over February break the good old tooth fairy came to our house 3 times. At least she didn't forget. She's been known to do that in the past. LOL!

  38. Annie said...

    We're in the tooth loss stage as well.
    The youngin' at my house says "when I get bigger, I get a great big hairy vagina too!"
    Stickaz and pubes........ah.

  39. BK said...

    Reminds me of the time when I was loosing teeth like your kid. Thank you for sharing this group of photos. You have lovely kids. :)

  40. Melissa said...

    "Stickuz" that's awesome!

  41. Threeboys1mommy said...

    Let me know how the TF treats you, I have a car payment to make and this maybe the solution I was looking for!

  42. the mama bird diaries said...

    Very cute pics.

  43. Kekibird said...

    Oh my goodness! I have those dreams about my teeth falling out too. Must mean something.

  44. Angela said...

    I have those dreams too! But I feel something in my mouth then when I go to spit it out there are tons of teeth in my hand. Ugh! Definitely must mean something so I will have to check into that. Your kids are SO SO cute!!

  45. Mrs4444 said...

    Sweet memories. Kyle always made his last weeks and weeks. This has inspired a post-Thanks!

  46. Jill said...

    I have that same nightmare... though it's usually more than just one tooth!

    Love the gaps in your boys mouth!! My daughter is dying to have her teeth grow back now that she's lost her first two!

  47. Charmed said...

    We lost a tooth last weekend eating a fruit rollup!

  48. Nancy said...

    Thats Hilarious! I've been through that phase and with hindsight its quite interesting.

  49. Robin Wilson said...

    So cute and I remember the days so well. But one night the tooth fairy fell asleep and didn't put money under the pillow. UGH!! Trying explaining that one!

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