Our Five Ring Circus: Toothless

Friday, December 28, 2012


My sweet girl lost her second tooth tonight!


She didn't give this one up without a fight.  It has been dangling by a thread for weeks now.  It was so loose that I expected it to fall out way before Christmas. 

Before I continue, let me give a few facts.  A few things about Lexie:  she is loud, sensitive, and incredibly dramatic!  And me?  Loose teeth gross me out!  

We were visiting my parents tonight, and suddenly, Lexie started screaming.  She pointed to her tooth and it was hanging sideways out of her mouth.  She kept screaming as I cringed and begged her to let Papa deal with it.  It was a no go.  After minutes of frantic screaming, I managed to get her into the bathroom...the door closed behind us for privacy, of course...but every time I attempted to touch the tooth, she screamed louder.  Finally, she relented.  I squeezed my eyes shut, reached in with a paper towel, gagging along the way, and gave the tooth a little tug.  It came right out! 

After a quick mouth rinse, we found something to put her tooth in, and she was good to go!


At first, I wasn't planning on writing about this.  I mean, it's a lost tooth, and this is the 8th time we have had to deal with this as parents. 

But really, it IS a big deal. In her almost 6 years with us, losing a tooth is one of the most memorable and exciting events in her life.  

That tiny tooth that she lost was the object of much excitement when it first came in.  As I stared at the hole where that tooth had sat just minutes before, I remembered that adorable, gummy baby smile with just a hint of tooth showing. 

And somehow, in the span of 5 years, but what really feels like a blink of an eye, that baby tooth is gone.  Soon, in it's place, will be an adult tooth.  So yes, it is worth writing about.  The excitement and pride on her face when she saw her "new" smile is worth writing about.  SHE is worth writing about.  I'll keep doing just that.  These moments are fleeting.  These moments are worth remembering!



  1. so cute. I have a feeling I will be the same way and make Brad do it lol

  2. You are so correct. These moments are not going to keep coming. Soon enough they will be adults and we will be patiently awaiting a grand-baby to cherish! :)

    Awesome Lex, I hope the tooth fairy was good to you.

  3. How cute!!! Lol, CB still has not lost a tooth! I cannot believe this is her second!

  4. I love this post and I love you both so much! I literally got tears in my eyes reading about your thinking about when her tooth was first coming in as a baby!

    and gag me about wiggly teeth!

  5. So adorable! My daughter had a whole bunch come out and now she gave the tooth fairy a rest for a while. :) It looks like you were busy and having lots of fun for the holidays! I want to wish you and your family a very happy New Year!

    Mama Hen

  6. How cute.. I am so nervous for when this time comes with my two!


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