We have breaking news here in Hobbs, NM! Bug has had a very very loose tooth for quite a while. She had already lost 3 teeth, and frankly those were traumatic experiences for her. So last night, I told her to show me her tooth, which I promptly said, "We need to pull it. Its ready."
Bug absolutely refused to let Hoss or I pull it. She was insistent about pulling it herself. I think it took her nearly an hour to get it done...
in fact, at one point as I was heading out the door to check the mail and take some trash to the dumpster, I said, "Bug... if you don't have that pulled by the time I get back, daddy is holding you down, and I'm going to pull it myself!"
The color drained from her face... she has a sincere fear of having her teeth pulled. I remember pulling all of my teeth on my own... I pulled most of Bunny's teeth. I was ready and up to the task...as was Hoss, should she choose to let him try.
Anyway, I went and came back, and Hoss told me that when I drove up, she started kind of panicking. Then right as I opened the door, she popped it out! I think she was relieved!
The tooth fairy usually gives our kids $1 per tooth... but on Bug's little baggy, she wrote, "Pulled your own tooth!" Inside was $2! I guess it pays to be brave and pull it on your own!
What's more...I was about to take a picture of Bug sleeping, so I could blog about her pulling her own tooth (My post was going to be about how she was sleeping and waiting for the tooth fairy to come), when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I snapped the picture, and went to bed myself.
What I didn't know was that I caught a glimpse of the tooth fairy in the picture! It is a bit blurry, due to the fact that I think I surprised her, and she was in the process of slipping away.
Here! Have a look!
Bug and Bunny are so excited that there is actual proof of the tooth fairy!
PS I'm excited that Bug now gets to sing the song,
"All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!"