For more than a month Rea had a loose tooth. This crazy time of our lives that I call the loose tooth fiasco felt like it would never end. And after almost 2 months, I was happy to see that tooth go. If you are curious, this is actually her 3rd tooth to come out. She has lost both her middle bottom teeth. There are two large permanent teeth there now. There was no issue with pulling those bad boys out. Okay. She didn’t pull them out. I “brushed” one out because I was tired of seeing it wiggle all over. Bubba knocked the other one out in the pool when they were rough housing.
The top front teeth are special to her apparently. They have been loose for almost 2 years. Bubba tripped her one afternoon and she busted her mouth on the hardwood floors. It was pretty bad. So bad in fact that we went to the dentist because she popped the frenulum. The teeth never fully tightened back up. Fast forward to May and I was over the loose tooth. She wouldn’t pull the tooth. She wouldn’t even wiggle the stupid thing. When I asked her why, she told me that she did not want to have a gap there nor did she want a large tooth to be mismatched from the other teeth. She really loves her smile. I love a kid smile. I especially love the ones where they are missing teeth and have a mouth full of baby and permanent ones. It’s cute.
So did we ever solve this awful loose tooth fiasco?
Yes. Well sort of. After leaving the zoo we stopped for dinner at Firehouse Subs. I was on the phone with my dad who called to ask if the tooth came out yet. The constant phone calls from my parents was funny. They even bribed her with gifts. So as I am chatting on the phone, Bubba and Rea are fighting over a rice crispy treat that came with my kids meal. They were being ridiculous when Bubba punched Rea in the mouth. He was playing and never thought he would connect. He punched it out. A few seconds later she spit it out on the floor. While all this crazy was happening in seconds, KB grabbed the rice crispy treat, opened it, and ate it. Bubba and Rea didn’t even notice.
Rea ended up writing a sweet note to the tooth fairy. In the end, she collected a lot of gifts. Remember we went almost 2 months with this “hanging by a thread” tooth because she didn’t want to look weird. Welcome to childhood sweetheart. Gifts included: roller skates and pads, a cruising skateboard she wanted from Ron Jon’s, $2 from the tooth fairy, $1 from my neighbor, ice cream, and I am pretty sure something else. She has 2 more loose teeth. I have informed her that she doesn’t get gifts like that again. She gave me the same look I give people when they say something absurd.