Sunday, June 20, 2010


Teeth are expensive, yet necessary. I have spent well over $2500 dollars on Drayden's shiny smile alone. It is kind of like making your bed. "why bother? I am just going to mess it up again in a few hours." While that is true, it is still a good idea, and my mom told me I had to, so now that I am the mom, I am going to make you too mmmmkay?? Where were we? Oh yes, teeth. Being a grown up takes the joy out of so many things. I remember when I lost my first tooth, It was nothing but joy, and excitement and the odd feeling of that weird hole in my mouth... but with Drayden, He told me he had a loose tooth, and there was no joy... there was only $$$$. Oh great, now we are going to get "PERMANENT" teeth... *shudder* I don't even want to think about how much this is going to cost. But instead of being outwardly negative, I put on my excited tooth fairy face, pulled up my big girl panties, and trudged onward.

see the tooth? right down in front there... sticking straight out...

do you remember wiggling a loose tooth with your tongue? I think that is a memory I would like to keep forever... nothing like it really.

and TADA!!! (this kid has more silver on his teeth than I have in my jewelry box!) Drayden felt the wiggle at about 10:00 am... and before the sun set on that very same day he had wiggled and yanked enough to remove the pesky little bugger... He was finally part of the "cool" club. After all, all of his first grade buddies had already lost a tooth, and he had finally done it!

Sigh... look at the face, have you every seen a cuter little toothless smile? well I can't recall one off hand... so he wins in my book. I can't believe my baby is all grown up, but that subject deserves a post all it's own... so stay tuned. =)


*Aliese* said...

On the upside, when those silver and gold teeth come out, you can totally take them to McArthur Jewelers and they'll pay you for them. :) You won't get what you paid in the first place, but at least there's minimal reimbursement.

Brittney said...

look at those blue eyes! He is a cutie. Man, I didn't know you had to get cavities filled on baby teeth! i guess it makes sense though.