losing a tooth is very traumatic for cate. she lets it hang by a thread refusing any type of help getting it out. for weeks she guards it and talks funny and can't eat right. it's a pain.
it was really really ready to come out the other day. it was a beautiful day and i told her if she wanted to go play at the park she'd have to let me get it out so she didn't choke on it. she said no way and she'd hold it in with a cloth.
it is not fun playing at the park holding a tooth in with a cloth.
but her favorite bff cousins eventually got her to have some fun.
and they spent a lot of time coaching her on the ins and outs of tooth wiggling and loss and fairies. at this age, losing teeth is a main part of your life. they swapped stories and relaxed cate a bit.
i spent a lot of time admiring my wal-mart gladiators. can you believe it? and it was warm enough for cut-offs. hooray.
and then we left the park, tooth still hanging and bleeding.
but alas, in the car on the way home, the tooth gently fell into the washcloth. the trauma was over, and cate was excitedly predicting her tooth fairy earnings.