Saturday, June 19, 2010
Teeth and more teeth
Tyler lost his second baby tooth early this week. I think it practically fell out, he waited so long. As you can tell, his new tooth had been poking through behind that baby tooth for some time. We don't do Santa or the Easter Bunny, but the Tooth Fairy, yes. As we prepared to put his tooth under his pillow that night, he was giving his tooth a heartfelt goodbye. I think he even told his tooth that he loved it. I wondered if he would like me to ask the tooth fairy if she could leave his tooth this time. He thought that was a great idea. In fact, he started giving me "tips" for how to catch her if she tries to fly away. It had something to do with sneaking up behind her, and catching her by her legs so she couldn't fly away. :)
Later in the week, he had a dentist appointment. I learned that his difficulty with chewing these days is not only due to his four (now three) loose teeth. Tyler is teething. His top two six-year molars have come in and the 2 bottom molars are close.
I know he's not a baby. But, this whole thing with losing his baby teeth is a reminder that he is quickly growing up. Makes me a little sad.