We discovered Luke’s first loose tooth several months ago…probably in early spring. It got pretty wiggly in June, and Matt and I predicted it would be out by the 4th of July.
Fast forward to one week ago, when the tooth was still. in. his. mouth. And while it had gotten much looser, and Luke was ready to join the club that almost all (if not all) of his first grade classmates were in, it wasn’t ready to come out.
Over the last several days it got really loose; like gross-loose, where it almost lays down. And his permanent tooth finally started coming in behind it, so we knew it couldn’t be much longer.
On Tuesday after school, the boys were all playing downstairs and there was some kind of minor scuffle, and it resulted in both boys running upstairs to excitedly tell me that Bennett had almost knocked Luke’s tooth out. I looked in his mouth and it was bleeding a little and hanging by a thread (ICK. I can’t explain how much this grosses me out). I told him to go to the bathroom and pull it, but he wanted me to (quick prayer on the way back to the bathroom that I wouldn’t faint) and I got it! Bennett swore he was never going to lose a tooth because it was gross and bleeding. Luke was all smiles!
I went back and looked at Luke’s baby calendar that I kept, and I realized that the first tooth he lost was the first one he ever had. The week of May 25, 2003 is filled with notes about how he was sick and SO crabby, which was very unlike him, and it ends with this note on May 31: “1st tooth! Bottom right front. No wonder he’s been so fussy.” If I checked Bennett’s calendar, there would be some information like “Bennett got four teeth this month.” If I checked Jack Henry’s calendar, it would be blank, with a big note scrawled over the whole month that says, “Go read the blog.”
Anyway, the tooth fairy came, and brought a $2 bill, because that’s what his friend Jackson got from the tooth fairy for his first tooth (and Luke was with Jackson when he lost his first tooth, which is probably why he didn’t wiggle his much for months…he saw Jackson’s bleed, and thought it had to hurt!).
Here he is!