Why is it that kids are so attached to their baby teeth?
I can remember when my son was in kindergarten and his teeth started getting loose..
He didn't want them to come out - they were in there till the last possible minute.
Now my daughter is in kindergarten and both of her bottom teeth are loose, the new ones are coming in. I mean they are coming in...like half way already. I have been calling her my sharkchild because she has two rows of teeth at this point.
She is holding onto these baby teeth for dear life people...I don't get it.
They are getting really loose and the one looks like it is literally hanging on by a string - it is twisted and just about laying on its side - and all she will let me do is stick my pinky in there to see how loose it is. I keep telling her all she has to do is grab it out of there and she cries and cries about how scared she is that it will come out!
My husband and I have both tried to grab it while we are "checking" to see how loose it is and she can sense it before we make the move..
We have tried coaxing her with the tooth fairy money and as much as she wants the cash, the tooth prevails.
I have suggested that she grab it out of there real quick and I know she wants to, she says she wants it out of there, she is just so scared. Scared it's gonna hurt, scared it will bleed, scared to the point of just crying over it. And crying.
I am half tempted to go up there right now and just yank it out while she is asleep but before I do, I must tell you my loose tooth story since you are still reading and I would like to hear some good ones from you as well..I know everyone has one, here's mine:
I am thinking I had to be a little bit older than kindergarten because it was not my first loose tooth. My parents had the same conversation with little me about just grabbing it out of there like we have had with her a bajillion times.
So my dad decided to use a little reverse psychobabble and asked me:
"If you were to grab it out of there, how would you do it?"
I demonstrated how I would get hold of that puppy...
"Do you have a good hold on it now?"
At this point, my dad slaps my hand away from my mouth...the tooth goes with (as I had a really good hold on it) and flies across the room!
- TRUE STORY
My father is proud of this story and as much as he would like it to be about a string and a doorknob, this one is almost as good.
My daughter does not go near my father very often at this point in her life...