Monday, April 20, 2009

Looth Tooth

For the last seven days, a thin string of flesh held the tooth fairy at bay. We could not convince Logan to let us pull the floppy stalagmite. Anticipation of the spritely visitor, overrode by fear of pain and the unknown. Food forced around into his cheeks to be chewed safely so not to disturb or cause undue stress. A finger, his tongue, even a wet towel poked and prodded, twisted and turned and just when we thought it would have to be forcibly removed, finally...

I guess we all try to hold onto things longer than we should. Sometimes we have to be willing to let go, so what comes next can be realised.

Losing baby teeth were a part and parcel of one's life - a symbol of growing up, and it is the tooth-fairy that makes this otherwise dreaded and painful process an exciting one - something to look forward to.  ~Mansi Maheshwari

18 comments:

Candie Bracci said...

Yes I agree with those words.Sometimes we need to let go so what comes nxt can be realised.It's not easy sometimes though,but it's a fact everything moves constantly and everything changes.It's just is.

Have a lovely monday :)

tony said...

Ah The ToothFairy! I wonder if a "False-Tooth Fairy" exists for Old Blokes like me??!!!

Brian Miller said...

you can always hold out hope tony. lol.

@candi - tis never easy, if it was, we would not hold on so...have a beautiful monday!

Brian Miller said...

A few side notes:

1. Tooth Fairy came and brought $1.
2. We had to put the cat outside as she likes things flying, as in it causes her to salivate and chase they until consumed. In the interest of getting our children to sleep and not up all night worrying, Miko played outside all night.
3. Apparently Cole heard the Tooth Fairies wings. Sounds a lot like a helicopter, just a whole lot quieter. (what did we feed these children?)

Rob said...

Good stuff. I remember losing my baby teeth. Once I saw the cash I started yanking the rest out.

Daniel said...

I don't so much let things go as have them ripped from my grasp. Oh well.

Marianna said...

Well in Greece we have something close to the tooth-ferry story. A child has to throw his/her tooth to the roof of a house (preferably from above) and make a wish (kinda strange now that I think about it:-)

I guess you are right...and think about the time that our wisdom teeth start growing! Then you realise that you gotta...settle and 'behave' lol

Have a great day Brian
Peace and love
xoxo

Mrsupole said...

I think he will enjoy going shopping with you to spend the tooth fairy money. It looks like the other one beside it is next. You can see the new tooth coming in.

Yes, letting go is hard to do, I can vouch for that. I have so much stuff that I cannot let go of. I will have to work on this.

I like what Marianna said they do in Greece. I love this learning about different things around the world. And I too hope there is a false tooth fairy for when we get old and maybe loose all of our adult teeth.

God bless.

subtorp77 said...

I think I got a quarter for each tooth. And I can still remember the first lost tooth. Just kept on wiggling the darn thing, 'til it finally popped out!

Leah said...

I found Hedgehog's first tooth to be one of the most poignant milestones. Her first one in was her first one out.

Leah said...

oh and a funny p.s. Hedgehog would not part with her teeth for anything, so the Tooth Fairy has never visited our house! Instead, we chose a different colored thread for each tooth, and I crocheted her little pouches for each. Talk about not letting go!

Colette Amelia said...

I have to tell you the story of the loose tooth and the Dairy Queen Buster Bar! Like your son Tyler's tooth was loose and of course there was no forcing the outing of it.

As a treat we took the kids to the Dairy Queen and all of a sudden Tyler said there is something in my Buster bar...his tooth! The cold numbed the gum and taking a bite of the frozen treat was enough to knock that tooth right out and imbed it in the treat! A Painless and delish way to lose the loose tooth!

Grandaddy said...

Good going Logan. Grandaddy is proud of you. The next ones to come out will be easier. By the way, your Daddy was not the bravest when it came to losing teeth either. A few tears were shead there also.

Lola said...

I remember losing my baby teeth. I hated it. Mainly because my mom would make me rinse my mouth with vinegar after the dangling appendix would finally let go of me.

In Italy the tooth fairy is called "il topolino," the little mouse. He leaves a small trinket or money and a note, signed with a little drawing of a mouse.
Ciao and congratulations to the brave tugger.

Brian Miller said...

@lola - very cool abt the tooth mouse. bet that was fun for kids. but not the vinegar. yuck!

@collette - i would lose teeth now for Dairy Queen! thanks for sharing your sons story, very cool. he will remember that when he visits DQ in later years i am sure.

@Leah - Hedgie will have those to show her kids, of course she would then set herself up to be making little pockets.

Megan said...

My father kept his wisdom teeth in a jar in the garage for the longest time. I used to scare the neighborhood kids with them. Good times.

willow said...

When I cleaned out the bat cave last year, I found the little red plastic box with a white tooth painted on the lid. Inside where all my first born's baby teeth. I hadn't seen it in years. It made me cry.

lettuce said...

ah, sweet photo, i remember it well