Sunday, April 01, 2007

This too shall pass

Julia lost her second tooth today.

A few minutes after lunch this afternoon, I noticed that her space was bigger than before, so I asked her where her tooth was. Her eyes got big and she started checking inside her mouth and looking all around her on the floor.

We were at the mall, and she wanted to retrace our steps to look for the tooth. I tried to convince her that we wouldn't find the tooth on the floor of the crowded mall, but without delving too deeply into the fact that she probably had it right there with her, if you see what I mean.

I told her that Lisa had lost one of her teeth when she was little, and that all it means is that you have to find something else to put under your pillow. She thought maybe a grain of rice would be a good substitute. When she continued to fret, I told her that I might have access to Tuesday's tooth, and could let her borrow it for tonight. She thought that was a good idea, and then needed to know if I was her Fairy Godmother.

She eventually connected the dots herself, vis à vis the whereabouts of the tooth, and allowed as how she had felt something hard when she ate her lunch, but that she had swallowed it. Unfortunately, she was unconvinced by my "Oh good! Then it's safe and sound right here in your tummy!" But, being Julia, she was pretty much over it by the time we got home - as you can see.


Jennifer April 02, 2007 4:33 AM  

If she keeps it up at this rate, she won't have any teeth left by Easter!
What a beautiful little girl!

Lainey-Paney April 02, 2007 12:59 PM  

So...maybe the tooth fairy takes kids' teeth, leaves them a treat or money, and deposits the teeth under the Mommy's pillow so that the mommy can treasure it!

(but in this case...let's just say that tooth is a lost cause! Let it go!!!)

What a cutie!!!

Jennifer April 02, 2007 1:03 PM  

Oh my goodness yes. In no way did I mean to imply that any retrieval efforts would be made. At all.

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