"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Friday, August 01, 2008

Missing Tooth!

It finally happened and I'm not sure I was ready for it! We discovered the wiggly perpetrator on July 4th and waited patiently for it to fall out a whole month later. Well, Gabriel did anyway... I wanted to yank that thing out a million times! (Hmmm, maybe I was ready for it.)

Anyway, we were at the beach when it decided it could hold on no longer... (thanks for the use of your camera Kelly!)

That night, we put the tooth in his special pirate "tooth treasure" doll and hung him on the wall for the tooth fairy.I can't be sure, but I believe he got $1.45 or so for the pearly white!
(BTW, that's not a sunburn from the beach, he had a weird rash on his face for a week or so.)


jlo said...

He looks terrible... poor kid. was it itchy?

Jessica said...

Not itchy, just red and textured. It went around our circle of friends whatever it was...

Sarah said...

$1.45? How positively odd of the tooth fairy... Another milestone!

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