Bear finally lost his first tooth. I have been getting concerned because his two bottom front permanent teeth have already come in. I took him into the dentist and he mentioned that we should start wiggling those little suckers and try to get them out by the end of July to try to avoid having them pulled.
Well, the other night, Bear came running into me hysterical and bleeding from the mouth. It took me several minutes to figure out what he had done. Apparently, he was biting down on the dogs leash, the part where the clip connects to the dog’s collar, when the tooth snapped.
Once he realized that he was not hurt and that he had actually lost a tooth, he was thrilled! He insisted on tons of pictures. He was so over the moon that the tooth fairy was finally coming to see him.
We found a very special tooth box and quietly slipped it under his pillow before he went to sleep. He really wanted to leave a special treat for the tooth fairy, something like cookies and milk. When I explained that the tooth fairy was tiny, he settled for a fruit snack. A single fruit snack.
When I went in later that night to check on him, he had that single fruit snack on his dresser surrounded by about 5 flashlights, all brightly lit. Then, I glanced over to his pillow. He had a fully lit light saber sticking out from under his pillow so that the tooth fairy would know where to find his tooth.
He was over the moon excited that the tooth fairy left him a golden dollar and a bag of gummy bears. For the root on that tooth, he sure deserved it! He was most excited for the note that that little tooth fairy left for him. To a mother’s delight, he read it without a hitch!