Friday, July 23, 2010

A new family record

My kids are late tooth-losers.

The first tooth is usually lost around 6 1/2, one kid even pushed it till her seventh birthday. I always though that was weird because I remember losing teeth in Kindergarten....

Well, the family record has been broken.
And not due to an injury! Woo-hoo!

Dallin came running upstairs last week complaining that his teeth were loose. This has been an ongoing game since the first child lost her first tooth. One kid has a loose tooth, suddenly EVERYBODY needs a loose tooth. If you have kids you know how it is. Heck, the teeth could not be more solidly imbedded if they were cemented in, and yet child 3 would insist that yes indeed, there is a loose tooth somewhere in there! should child 1 or 2 have a loose one.

Ah, sweet sibling competition.

So Dallin's comments? I brushed it off.
Until every other child in this house had stuck their fingers in his mouth to check and see if it really was loose and insisted I check it too.
Sure, why not! His mouth had more traffic over a five minute period than Grand Central Station, what's one more hand in there?

Turns out, he wasn't kidding. A loose tooth. A very loose tooth.
And another pretty darn loose tooth.
And another one getting there!
What the?

The kids-still not having learned-told Dad the second he walked through the door.
Aaron's ears perk up when he hears the magic words "loose tooth!".....and there is no turning back.
Once he knows, that tooth will be out! Now!

And thus, Dallin got the tooth experience.

No pictures from the next day, but that next loose one came out too.
He has no bottom middle teeth.

Jacob it toothless on top, Dallin on bottom.

If they work together really hard, they might make it through some corn on the cob by the end of the summer.



Kelsey said...

I bet he is soo excited. HOpe the tooth fairy brought him that penny.

Tiffany said...

We are having the same issues over here! Brynlee wont keep her hands out of her mouth.Everyone she comes in contact with she asks if they want to feel her loose tooth too :)

~LL~ said...

That last picture has captured the trauma that EVERY child feels when the first tooth comes out. LOL!!!!

~LL~ said...

OH, and every time one of my kids loses a tooth? I have dreams that my teeth are falling out. Freaks. me. out!