Thursday, April 25, 2013

Toothless

Pierce has had a loose tooth for months.  I never knew a loose tooth could drag on so long.  He waited and waited and waited.  He wiggled and ate apples and pulled.  The dentist even said (a couple of weeks ago) "Surely this will fall out tonight!"  But it hung on.


Finally, though, one day last week Pierce jumped off the bus with excitement.  The tooth had fallen out.  I got out the little tooth fairy pillow I made a couple of years ago just for this momentous occasion. 

Luckily, the tooth fairy did remember to come visit Pierce that night.  I was a little worried she might forget.  I heard she's been a little overtaxed lately.  I think the pillow I made was a beacon reminder to her. 

Do you remember losing your first tooth, readers? 

34 comments:

Terri said...

Aww! How sweet is that face- he looks so proud. I remember my kids used to get 50 cents. I think the going rate is a bit higher now!

My Journey With Candida said...

What a great idea to have that tooth pillow ready for just this occasion. I should make one for my Grandson.

Buttons said...

Yeah for Pierce and love the tooth fairy pillow. I do not remember my first tooth but I do remember both my girls:) B

Kerri said...

What a cutie!!!

Andrea B. said...

Cute pillow and he looks too adorable! And so happy! :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Awww -- he's so proud (and growing up fast!)

Valerie said...

Losing that first tooth is a big deal!! Amy lost one on the train once, and talk about the tooth fairy having to get creative in that situation...!

Cute tooth fairy pillow!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the pillow! I may need to have a beacon for the tooth fairy at my house.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I love his expressive eyebrows. xox

Monkeywrangler said...

Cool pillow! You are far more crafty than I am!

mail4rosey said...

I don't remember losing my first tooth, but I remember my youngest losing his (it wasn't that long ago).

Your son looks cute w/his missing tooth, and the pillow is cool. :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So cute! I don't remember the first tooth, but I remember the days of wiggling and doing different things to lose them.

TexWisGirl said...

awww. congrats to him!

Maggid said...

Totally brilliant!
I am so happy to have you as a Blog - neighbor . . .
love & love,
-g-

Ginny said...

LOVING the big smile!!! His first? Is there anything cuter than a kid smiling with the a missing tooth? I bet he is happy to have it gone! I have heard that with inflation and all, the tooth fairy has to pay through the nose now...if fairies have noses.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how sweet... What a cutie!!! Congrats to Pierce... Glad the tooth fairy visited. Back when my sons were little, a dime or quarter was a HUGE gift... These days though, I'm not sure what it would buy!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

I know I keep saying this but he is a little Paul....you are going to have your hands full when it comes to girls chasing them SO IF YOU FEEL OVERTAXED NOW...JUST WAIT

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Aww, how exciting! I don't remember losing my first tooth, but I do remember my little heart pillow I had that I would put my teeth in once they fell out. I'd usually get $1 from the tooth fairy :)

SweetMarie said...

He's such a cutie! Happy for him!

andy said...

Congrats !!!! No I don't remember losing my first one be its a big thing I a childs world ! Have a wonderful day

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've no memory, but I DO have the monogrammed tooth pillow with pocket that my mom made me. The "M" is an upside-down "W" which works for my boys;)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Such a sweet smile! He looks so happy and excited. I'm glad the tooth fairy was able to remember! :-)

I had a tooth that hung on like that. I think everyone in the family worked on it, trying to wiggle it out.

alissa apel said...

So cute!

I don't remember losing my first.

Mica was terrified thinking something was wrong, and that it may not grow back. I didn't even think to talk to him about it.

Grandma Bonnie said...

That is great the tooth fairy stop by. I know how busy she can be. Lol, he sure does look happy.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

My youngest is 12 and is still losing teeth.

(I think she has 2 or 3 baby teeth, at most.)

(Her braces are attached on the permanent teeth around the baby teeth.)

(Oh the irony.)

Anyway...

My girls' enthusiasm hasn't dimmed much over the years as they've lost teeth. They still get $1 and they each still get a letter from their personal tooth fairies. (Olivia Whitetooth for one girl, Ivana Goldtooth for the other.)

Angie said...

How cute he is! I bet he was excited

Myya said...

Loooove A Toothless Grin :)

Myya said...

Loooove A Toothless Grin :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Way to go Pierce! Yes, sometimes the tooth fairy gets preoccupied or falls asleep :)

Jill said...

Doesn't get any cuter than that. I LOVE the little pillow you made.

Sally Crowe said...

Nope don't remember, but Pierce sure is cute and proud. :)

Hunter has one upper tooth very lose, and like with Pierce it's taken it's sweet time. She wants it gone 'cause her girlfriends have lost there. LOL

Michaela said...

He is adorable! I actually don't remember when I lost my first tooth, and we don't really have the tooth fairy tradition in Romania.

Linda said...

What an appealing photo! He has a great smile.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

He looks adorable with that little gap in his smile!
Dylan's first loose tooth was loose for an entire year before it fell out! I didn't think it was going to!