I have to start this post by saying that I suck as a mom.
No, really I do.
I took the time to post it on Facebook, but I never wrote about it here. And really, it should have been here first. It was that big.
But, we were out of town. There were other events that needed to be put here. The draft of this post just got pushed further and further to the bottom of the queue.
So, finally, today I get to announce this.
It’s so incredibly exciting. A moment that we’ve been waiting for a long time in this house.
Yep, that’s a big, empty space in Eli’s mouth!!!
Oh how he longed for this. First my nephew Dominik lost his front teeth. That was ok because he’s older. Then my nephew Caleb lost his front teeth. That was NOT ok because he’s younger. We were so worried that Keegan would lose a tooth before Eli. That would have been close to Armageddon in this house!
But, on 1/28 I sent my growing boy to school with a Ziploc bag in his snack bag, just in case. His friend “T” told him it was ready to come out. His friend “T” told him to grab a tissue and just pull it. And he did.
He didn’t get upset about the blood – we’d been talking about that. He was too excited for it to be gone to worry about the germs from the tooth (that’s a new thing around here…). And, best of all, he got to show his cousin the hole in his mouth because we went to Indy that afternoon.
So, now I can go to bed tonight guilt free. I finally shared with the blogosphere that my baby lost his first tooth.
The second one is loose. So, if you see the tooth fairy tell her she’ll be needing to take out another loan soon in exchange for that tiny, white tooth. I want to wonder what she’ll do with it but I’m afraid of the nightmares that will likely come my way…