The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

News and views from the staff of FamilyEducation.



the_tars's picture the_tars

BubTar sold his first tooth to the tooth fairy and it was disastrous! He regretted it so much, so we've never given another away. Santa even pulled some strings that year to get that one tooth back. We didn't even attempt it with KayTar, the tooth fairy left money and a letter, but let her keep her tooth.

Hers fell out without any excitement, it just come right out during teeth brushing. I caught her in time and made her spit it in my hand. The second came out similarly, but we didn't catch it in time and she swallowed it.

mouse's picture mouse

Scooter finally has a loose tooth, and I was right about not finding it at first since he doesn't naturally mess with them. Trillian noticed it was crooked and that it did in fact wiggle.

Scooter's really set in the traditional idea of putting it under his pillow in exchange for money. Of course, he's hoping the tooth fairy brings him enough for the Lego Death Star.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Swallowed the tooth? Yikes! I think that's T.'s secret fear, although I've assured her no harm will come from it...

That would be some generous tooth fairy, mouse!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

My B is so impatient with her teeth. She has no loose teeth and is the last of her friends to have all of her teeth. In fact, many kids younger than her are losing theirs too. She was very excited when at the dentist two weeks ago, she showed B on her x-rays that her permanent teeth were starting to come in, so her baby teeth will be getting loose soon. I am in no hurry, I love her perfect little teeth! :-)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love those baby teeth, too! L. didn't get his first loose tooth until weeks into first grade, so he was "slow" too, but I don't remember him being too impatient!

Those grown up teeth always look so oversized and strange in the small mouths!