Tuesday, July 23, 2013

First Lost Tooth

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Sean lost his very first baby tooth this evening. It’s been wiggly for a few days now (and he’s been playing with it), and I wasn’t expecting it to come out tonight. While it was wiggly, it wasn’t moving all the way back & forth, which is why I wasn’t expecting it to come out. I had given it a few more days. I’ve seen teeth hang on by less and not come out, but it came right out while he was brushing his teeth before bed tonight. The tooth fairy will visit him tonight, his tooth is in a small bead bag (from my craft supply stash) inside a tooth fairy pillow (that a friend of mine got Sean when he was just a baby). I wonder what the going rate is for the 1st lost tooth? He was so worried it was going to hurt coming out – but he was a brave boy, didn’t panic (even thought there was blood) and I think the fear of the unknown has gone away – phew!

7 comments:

asdfjkl; said...

That's so sweet! We gave our 1st born (son) $10 for his first tooth, but when the teeth came falling out one after the other, we realized that $10 was NOT the way to go. We have 3 kids, so it became $5 a tooth IF it didn't have a filling. Teeth with fillings were $0, zip, nil, nothing. And do you know, we've only had one filling in total from all 3 kids. Two of which are now in college and if they lose a tooth, good luck! ;)

Spinner said...

Oh congratulations Sean! That's a big day. Nicholas lost his first tooth two days after he grew it - fell doing some couch gymnastics. So he's had a gap for years. It's finally started to grow back in and now he's in a panic to lose another one! My kids are obsessed with coins as the received piggy banks for their birthdays and so I'm going with a twonie when the time comes. Though the first one the fairy may give a little more!

Jennifer said...

How exciting! The going rate in our house is $1 per tooth, which I understand from friends is pretty paltry, but we think it's sufficient. :)

Heddy said...

First one is at least $5.00 :) After that the fairy sticks with $5 or goes by size (molars hurt more, so are bigger bucks!

SapphireBlue said...

Aw! So grown up. I usually used a dollar, but everyone is different.

Teena in Toronto said...

I used to get a quarter a tooth! Ha!

I was talking with a woman I work with last year about the tooth fairy and she gave her daughter $20 for the first tooth. Whoa!

g-girl said...

So how much did the tooth fairy decide to give him for his first tooth? ;) Whenever my students lost a tooth, I'd ask how much the tooth fairy gave them..some got a $1, some $5, some $20..etc. The $20 one I said, "Your tooth fairy is rich!"