Josh is starting the cycle of losing all his teeth. Yesterday, he lost his third tooth overall, and his first front tooth. Currently he has 3 other loose teeth, so he could soon be renamed to Toothless, although currently Audrey likes to call him Snaggle Tooth because one of the other loose teeth is his other front tooth. And that thing is barely dangling in his mouth. Every time I see him I want to give him a quick ‘shot’ to the mouth to knock it out
Couple of memorable items I wanted to jot down. Every night, whoever puts Josh and Audrey to bed (yes they still sleep together and snuggle like an old married couple), they are sure to reminder that person to have the other parent check on them. Of course we always say we’ll tell the other parent, but I don’t think anyone has really checked on them. They are conveniently “asleep” when the check up occurs. Last night, after Ann had put the kids to bed and left, Audrey had to go to bathroom, and then came into my office to cycle through her “good nights”…
“Good night Dad…”
“Good luck Dad…”
“I love you Dad…”
“I love you more…”
“I love you all the way to Walt Disney World…and back…”
You get the point. Then she closes with,
“Can you have Mom check on us? Unless it is late and we are sleeping and the tooth fairy is still here. Then tell her not to check on us. OK?”
I tell you, Audrey has every minute detail covered in all situations. I would be half confident to leave her alone now to babysit the boys. It is hilarious watching her be the mother-hen to them all the time.
The second thing I wanted to note down was a revelation that Josh had when he lost his second tooth earlier this year. I’m not sure if the tooth fairy is giving too much money per tooth (definitely more generous than he was when I was little) but after Josh realized he had a mouthful of teeth and looking at the $$$ the tooth fairy had left him he came up with the ingenious idea…
“Dad, if I take a hammer and knock out all my teeth, I would be rich!”
Let’s hope he never goes through with that.
So the other tooth came out (as you can see). His name is now The Toothless Wonder. The interesting point, well, crazy at least, is that Josh swallowed his other front tooth while playing with some friends. How you manage to swallow your tooth is beyond me, but it was pretty traumatic for Josh. He was pretty scared that the tooth fairy was going to skip over the house. The book, Fluffy’s Lost Tooth was what had him nervous with everyone in the book saying “No tooth…no present!” Anyway, we wrote the tooth fairy a note and of course he showed up and order was restored in the Aney household.