Monday, April 30, 2007

last night I was the tooth fairy

Chloe's a very odd child. Most children get excited about their loose teeth. They find joy in twisting and turning and torturing adults by showing us how they dangle by just a thread. Not chloe. She does get excited about her loose teeth, but she can't stand them being out of place. Once they become fairly loose, she can't stop complaining. "I can't eat. It might hurt." "It's sticking out too far." "it won't go back where it's supposed to." "When is it going to come out?" Last Thursday, she spent her entire lunch time crying, because she "couldn't" eat her peanut butter & jelly sandwich (no matter how much I told her she could chew on the side of her mouth.)

The first time Chloe lost a tooth, she cried, because it felt funny. What kind of child cries when they loose their first tooth?
Sunday, at 2:00 in the morning, while I was sound asleep, Chloe came into my room, telling me, "I lost my tooth! I lost my tooth!" I was so groggy that i thought she was saying she acutally *lost*it. It tooke me a few seconds to realize what she was saying. :) Hooray for chloe! i'm so glad it finally came out. and now she's got that adoreable smile, and that cute little lisp. :)
My tooth ith loothe! My tooth ith loothe!
I can't go to thcool, thath'th my excuthe.
I wath fine latht night when I went to bed,
But now it'th hanging by a thread.
My tooth ith looth! My tooth ith looth!
I'm telling you the honetht truth.
It maketh me want to jump and thout!
My tooth ith loothe!...Oopth! Now it'th out.
~George Ulrich

She told me all day, sunday, "mom, don't forget to be the Tooth Fairy tonight!"


jay r. said...

Funny, the tooth fairy will be busy tonighth. Eli'th losth herth tonighth twoo! Her firth one.

~just me~ said...

tee-hee. :)