We're an electric toothbrush family - even the kids. Every night they rub their noses as we brush their teeth, because the vibrations of the toothbrush tickle. As a brusher of said teeth, it's a little annoying - their hands get in the way of me trying to see what I'm doing - but it's what usually happens. What was a little unusual tonight was something Mister J said to me after I brushed his teeth.
"Mom, I've got a tickle tooth."
My first thought was, "What?!?" - but I caught on quickly enough... Mister J has his first loose tooth! It's not very wiggly yet, but certainly enough that the toothbrush would make it feel funny!
It's a big deal, for sure. Even more so because in his mixed-grade (K-1) class, he was one of the few who hadn't lost a tooth last year. I'm pretty sure this one will be out before school resumes next month, and I know he'll be excited to show his returning classmates.
(scattered thoughts from here on out - be warned)
Big J and I weren't surprised that it was taking a while to lose the first tooth since it took quite a while for Mister J's teeth to come in as a baby. Back then, we wondered if he would have teeth by his first birthday!
Big J asked him what he thought the tooth fairy should bring, and Mister J has requested a dollar coin. He found it kind of funny that his daddy only got a quarter! He also says that he's not going to let Daddy pull it, and that he might just wait until it falls out on its own.
Thinking back, I might have been 4.5 of 5 when I lost my first tooth. Mister J is six and a half! I guess that's a lot of extra time to develop strong permanent teeth!
I'm not as eeked out by the loose tooth as I thought I would be (I can handle a lot, but eye and teeth issues get to me) - but there's still a ways to go until it's out. Rest assured, you will get an update then - and photos to boot!
My baby is growing up, y'all!