Did we all think we might die if Mimi didn't lose a tooth soon? Well. . . no. But did MIMI think she might die if she didn't lose a tooth soon? Yes. And that darn lower right tooth has been a teeny bit loose since October. Even with all of Mimi's vigorous wigglings, that thing just wasn't getting any looser. So, she decided drastic action was called for so she could lose it before school was out. Monday night she brought me a spool of thread and said she wanted me to pull her tooth out. I gave the usual warnings about it not being quite ready, but she said she just wanted me to pull really hard.
I tied that string on, pulled really hard, and (in Mimi's words) "just made my tooth bleed." But now it was loose. Really loose.
Two seconds of sobbing, 10 days (so far) of elation. There are just so many cool things you can do with a hole in your smile.