When I went to pick up DS from school yesterday, I got a big surprise.
He saw me as he was lining up to exit the classroom door and waved happily, as per usual. When it was his turn to exit, he pointed me out to his teacher, then ran over to me. I did think he had rather an odd look on his face; a fixed kind of grin, which he kept up as I gave him a hug and asked him if he’d had a good day.
He wouldn’t answer me and something looked different; I took a closer look. He’d lost a tooth and now had a gap instead! I was a bit shocked as I’d had no idea it was so wobbly. The girls had all gone on about their wobbly teeth for weeks before they lost them. However, when I told DH, he replied that DS had mentioned that his tooth felt funny during brushing that morning, and he’d meant to check it but hadn’t got around to it.
DS is 4 years and 10 months, so quite young to lose his first tooth, but DD1 lost hers at about the same age. DD2 lost hers at 4 years and 2 months, while DD3 had to wait until she was 5 years and 9 months. She wasn’t happy.
This is the last time that one of my children will lose their first tooth *sob*! Another milestone moment.
Excuse his face, this is the kind of state he comes home in these days.
DS was very proud of his gap and dragged me off to speak to his teacher, who told me the tooth had been lost in the playground and apologised that they’d not been able to find it. DS didn’t seen all that worried until his sisters mentioned that he might not get a coin if he didn’t have the tooth. Older siblings can be so helpful sometimes. Luckily I was able to reassure him that the tooth fairy would be able to see his gap while he was sleeping, and would fly over to the school at night and find the tooth herself.
And sure enough, this morning there was a lovely shiny one pound coin sitting on his bedside table.
We just have to keep our fingers crossed that no one finds a small tooth in the playground today. Luckily it looks like it’s going to be wet play…