The tooth fairy has visited us twice this week. She almost made it here in two consecutive nights but we gave her a break in between days.
This whole process of losing teeth is another one of those treasured joys of parenthood and seeing two children go through it together in just one week makes me appreciate their uniqueness even more so.
Colin for example is trepidatious. Or should I say extremely patient? He won't jiggle that loose tooth, not even with his tongue. It's been loose for about two months, I kid you not! In fact, we had to have the dentist remove his first front top tooth the gum was getting so discolored and inflamed (that may be too much information for a blog post!). Rather than take him to a dentist again and pay fifty dollars to yank it out I somehow convinced Colin to let me feel how jiggly the tooth was and when I got a good hold of it I pulled it out myself. Pop! I expected him to be a little upset with me but to God be the glory he actually felt relieved.
So we tucked away the tooth under his pillow for the tooth fairy to make the pecunarious exchange and who should wake up in the middle of the night to check on it but Nene! Yes, she was more eager and excited than her brother.
But let me b"ack up for a second, because Thalia also has had a loose tooth. And oh my she has been so excited. The tooth fairy is coming! The tooth fairy is coming!" Finally after watching a whole year of watching Colin get fairy visits she would now have one of her very own! Unlike Colin, she always was playing with that tooth and asking us, "Wanna feel my loose tooth?"
I expected it would be a month or so before it fell based on my limited tooth falling experience with Colin. When I pulled Colin's tooth out she begged me to pull hers out too but it just wasn't ready much to her disappointment. The next day however she asked me again and what a difference a day makes. It was really getting wobbly. How can I describe her giddiness for you? She was giddy! And, itt was just too cute to watch.
The next day as she was using her teeth to hold the seat belt while fastening herself into the car (don't ask!!) the tooth just fell on her lap. "Mommy, Mommy my tooth fell out!" There were orchestras playing and fireworks exploding. Then she noticed the blood and it went south for about two minutes until we were able to clean it up and then the clapping and cheering resumed once again.
I think she woke us up around 4am to show off her special gift she had found under her pillow (the first tooth has always been a gift in our house). She did fall back asleep again, thankfully!