Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just call her "Gappy!"

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.
 So, the next day, when I showed up at her kindergarten class to help with field day, she was complaining about how the pizza party pizza was hurting her tooth.  And we all know how well I deal with complaining.  My solution?  "Let's just go into the bathroom and pop that sucker out."  Which we did.
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.

5 comments:

Sara said...

I can't wait to see Gappy in the morning! Woo hoo!

cowbell kelly said...

That is the happiest gap toothed kid I've ever seen!

Susanne said...

You are a lucky girl Mimi to get to lose a tooth in kindergarten. Yippee!

dtravelbug said...

HOW adorable is this pic of Mimes?!

Liz said...

Wait, you are in Utah again? Yay! Once you are unpacked and settled I will be looking forward to a post about your new town, house, etc, etc.