Complete with a black eye? (using some of my late grandmother's buttons from her button jar..)
Inspired by this book?
I thought it deserved another post in celebration.. b/c we have a loose tooth in the house! I was starting to wonder when it would finally happen, since many of his KG classmates last year had lost several teeth already. Yet when he walked up to me in the kitchen and quietly said, "Mom, I didn't tell you when we were upstairs.. but.. I have a loose tooth," I kind of felt emotional. Much the same as when I discovered he had cut his first tooth at 6 mo. old. On Easter Sunday. I remember it vividly. Yay!..wait..what's that lump in my throat? Sniff, sniff.
(the tooth there on the left..the first one to come in..will be the first one to come out..)
Don't get me wrong, I was super excited for him, it's a big milestone after all, and I gave him a kiss.. but as soon as I kissed him, I had the unexpected urge to turn around and cry a little. Very soon he'll have big, giant slightly-too-big-for-his-face-big-boy-teeth, meaning he's officially a "big boy". Time just flies by so fast, and this whole motherhood thing is full of one bittersweet moment after another it seems... Mixed with lots of laugh out loud moments of course.
I had to laugh when I found this photo.. I had forgotten about his note that he wrote to stick in its mouth asking for WAY too much tooth fairy money. He was asking me the other day where the paper was that he put in the monster's mouth.. and I had forgotten all about that!
Honestly, it looks like a little kid made it.. to be in a horror film.. not my best "wingin' it" work. Quilting..I should stick to quilting..haha
He told me tonight when I was reading to him that he wanted to use the monster for all of his teeth that he loses. He loves it. *swoon* We'll see if he still wants to use the monster when he finds out it doesn't puke $100 bills. haha
If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and wipe a tear from the corner of my eye.. I might just be a blubbering mess when the tooth actually falls OUT! ;)