KC lost his first tooth a couple of weeks ago, and then he lost his second last week! The first tooth was such a shock so much so that I called the dentist office…twice!
We were headed to my Grandmother’s to make her lunch when KC began asking questions about what happens when you loose your tooth. Thinking he was referring to his big cousin BJ I began explaining all about what happens and about the tooth fairy. When the conversation didn’t end after a couple minutes I asked him why he wanted to know. KC simply answered, “Because my tooth is loose!”
Once I got to Grandma’s I checked his tooth. I couldn’t believe it, his tooth was loose. I began quizzing him over how it got that way. I asked KC if he had bumped his mouth or if he was playing with it and made it loose. KC simply answered, “No Mommy, it’s just loose.”
I hate to admit this, but I called the dentist office in panic. The receptionist was so nice and tried to reassure me that it really was okay. My response to her was, “You don’t understand he’s only been five for a week!” She again tried to reassure me by telling me that children as young as my son really do loose their teeth and that it was perfectly normal. I had always assumed that kids didn’t start loosing those baby teeth until they were six or seven years old.
I eventually believed her…okay so I believed her after searching the internet looking for answers and coming up with the exact same thing she had already told me, twice. What can I say, sometimes I’m a little hard headed. :o)
A few days latter KC and I were in the Walmart parking lot getting ready to do one of his favorite activities (getting a hair cut) when his tooth came out! He was so excited that everyone we passed in the parking lot and in the store was told, “Hi! My name is KC I just lost my tooth and the tooth fairy is coming to my house.” Not one person brushed him off, it was so nice to see the people in our community showing excitement for him. He even had a 10 minute conversation with a 12 year old girl about how he lost his tooth and about the special tooth bag (see below) that his Mommy was going to make him.
Normally KC would have been reminded not to talk to people we don’t know, but on such an exciting day I let it slide. It was a lot of fun for me to see how happy he was.
Within a couple of days after loosing his first tooth the second tooth was loose as well! Exactly a week after KC lost his first tooth the second one was gone.
Tooth Fairy Traditions
Like millions of other families we are continuing the tooth fairy tradition with our children. As a child my mom left a 50 cent piece under my pillow that had my birth year (1979) stamped on it. I still have several of them today. While I was looking for other fun ways to carry on the tooth fairy tradition I discovered that their are a lot of creative moms out there. I also discovered that their are some crazy parents out there leaving as much as $20.00 a tooth under their child’s pillow!
For our boys I decided that they would receive two gold coins for each of their teeth. I wanted them to have something that was special and gold coins fit the bill. I also decided while one was special it was still just a coin. Two coins on the other hand would be something he could really hold onto and they would clink together when he held them. Making them even more exciting.
I made KC a tooth fairy bag to put his lost tooth in to hide under his pillow. It is just a simple hand stitched bag with a draw string. When the tooth fairy takes his tooth out of the bag she leaves the two gold coins in it for him to find.
He was so excited that first morning discovering those coins that he carried around his bag for almost a week. Then when she left the second two coins he got excited all over again.
How old was your child when he or she lost their first tooth? Did you do anything special for your child’s lost tooth?
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