Thursday, July 2, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new....

I was originally going to title this post, "so my little girl is growing up" or something of that nature, but then I realized that a lot of posts are titled very similarly. But yes, this post is about yet another rite of passage...Lola losing her two bottom baby teeth. She is very excited about the whole prospect of the tooth fairy visiting her at night. I think it's really funny that here is this 5 year old girl who does not believe in Santa Claus or the Easter bunny or anything like that, but the tooth fairy??? Holy cow, the tooth fairy is alive and kicking in her mind and bless her soul for that.

(Although, we did have to have a talk about the economy and how the tooth fairy is frugal during such tough financial circumstances and can't possibly afford to hand out $20's for every tooth anymore, as she was told was the 'going rate' by her little friend.)

Poor thing, though, she is experiencing some discomfort and finds hard to chew a lot of foods. She's eating avocados, miso soup, tofu, fruit, etc...In addition to losing her two bottom teeth, the new ones have already cut the gums right behind the old ones, plus she is just breaking her 6 year molars in. 4 new teeth at once.
As much as she's excited about losing her baby teeth, I can feel she's a teeny weeny bit overwhelmed with all this growing up business that she's been doing a lot of lately. She's a little extra sensitive and has been crying a bit more than usual. I'm trying to be a bit more patient with her and give her a little extra love. Oh and yah, we need to find/make a tooth pillow (or pouch) pretty darned fast. I think it's going to be another day or two max!


Jessica said...

Aw! That's so tough! The teeth are supposed to come in AFTER the old ones come out! Jeez!

And what is a tooth pillow or pouch? Is that a Canadian thing? In America, (where the history doesn't come from,) we just put them under our pillows where we slept.

knrush said...

What a big girl. Have you confirmed no santa? Oli doesn't believe either but I haven't confirmed. Not sure if I should.

Anonymous said...

My 5 yo son cleans his teeth and checks nearly every tooth to see if it has the slightest wiggle every morning. The poor boy is the only kid in his class with all his baby teeth.

Well done.