Both of my boys have beautiful, healthy teeth that tend to stay in their heads for a long time. S lost his first tooth on the first day of second grade, far later than most of his classmates. It looked like T was going to follow suit, as he was one of the few left in his class who hadn't lost any teeth. His teeth were not loose at all. Not even a little bit.
So we were pretty surprised when he lost his first tooth last Wednesday night. It was a little past 8 pm, and the boys were supposed to be getting to sleep. S ran out of the room in a panic to tell us that they had been playing tug of war with a bed sheet, T had been using his mouth to try and maintain his grip on the sheet, and his tooth got pulled out.
T was startled but not hurt. And it seems about the perfect way for this crazy bruiser to lose his first tooth.
permanent teeth come in, the adorable baby-faced days are over. T losing his tooth is just another reminder that these boys are growing up
awfully fast and there's no stopping it.