Well, we are surely headed for braces around here. Calvin was a trooper this week "losing" his first tooth at the dentist instead of the old fashioned way. Poor kid has a tiny little jaw and some big, honkin' teeth! The tooth was loose, but not loose enough to come out and the new tooth was coming in behind it, instead of underneath. So here is his tooth, in the corner of a plastic tooth chest from Dr. Kelley's. A little part of his babydom, wiggled out with some "happy gas" and "pliers."
Gone, just like that, and with the new one already there to take it's place. Growing up is hard and good all at the same time. Little, and sometimes painful, losses here and there to make room for the new, the emerging, the lasting.
A visit from the tooth fairy and a dollar for your tooth? Well, that just sweetens the pot.