Saturday, October 27, 2012

First Lost Tooth

Besides the leaves falling, we've had something else important "fall" at our house.  Sophia's first lost tooth!  October 16th she was eating an almond when her bottom tooth got VERY wiggly.  Steve had to help her pluck it out as it was dangling there.  It was upsetting to her and she cried and cried.  Later when I connected with her at tumbling – she showed me, then cried again.  Poor baby. 
So we hyped it up for her, making it a positive thing.  Such a big girl, first tooth, new bigger one will grow, tooth fairy, etc. trying to ease the idea and give reassurance it was all a part of God’s plan and she will be just fine!  
Grandma B had just given her a dentist sticker book we’d done.  She’d been to the dentist and they told us she had two wiggly teeth.  We talked about her wiggly teeth, but she was still emotional about it when it happened. 
Last night the tooth fairy delivered the cash goods, even though she wished it would be been a toy instead (so she told me).
The boys shared stories of their teeth falling out, the tooth fairy etc.  Courtney remained quiet.  I realized that we didn’t get to experience her baby teeth coming out and the tradition of those experiences.  She was interested in seeing Sophia’s fallen tooth, but just didn’t say much. 
Change happens, some we celebrate, some we agonize over….but nature does it’s thing even if we aren’t ready for it….my body reminds me of this all too often!
Another step in life, reminding me my little girl is growing up all according to God’s plan and design.
Song of Songs 6:6   Your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from the washing.  Each has its twin, not one of them is missing.

Anything falling out in your neighborhood?

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