Monday, April 18, 2011
My Toothless Wonder
I was going to post today about our awesome Spring Break trip to Walt Disney World, but then something even more awesome happened at our house.
Ann Catherine lost her first tooth today!
What a big deal that is to a five-year-old. Quite a few kids in her class have lost their teeth and it's driven her crazy. Last week at WDW, she kept asking "Mommy, is this tooth loose?" After I answered no for the 50th time, I told her it would happen when it was time to happen.
Last night at Bible Study at our friends' house, our sitter who was watching the kids in another room brought her to me and said she had a loose tooth. AC was pumped!
Once we got home, it was wiggling all over the place. Chris kept asking her to let him pull it, but she wanted no part of that! Her excitement quickly turned to apprehension and she kept asking if it would hurt when it fell out.
This morning I was shooting some videos at church when I got a voicemail from AC at school. "Mommy, I lost my first tooth!" she said. It started bugging her this morning, so she let her teacher pull it. "It didn't even hurt!" she told me when LB and I picked her up this afternoon. Let me tell you, she's wearing that gap in her teeth like a badge of honor! :)
It's an exciting milestone in the life of my child, but it's also made me a little sad. Losing a tooth is another step towards independence.
She's losing her baby teeth. That means she's not a baby anymore.
That snaggletooth smile means she's growing up.