Saturday, August 14, 2010

Little Russell’s Loose Tooth

“I have a tooth in my chocolate ice cream” said Little Rabbit.

“That’s wonderful,” said Mother Rabbit.

“It’s about time,” said Father Rabbit.

“What should I do with it?” asked Little Rabbit.

“You should take it out of your chocolate ice cream,” answered Mother Rabbit.

~Little Rabbits Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate

You know, if you have to read a book over and over (and OVER), it helps if the author is kind of awesome. As you can see, that is the case with that book. Which is great since we have had a member of our family with loose teeth rattling around in his face and it has been requested a lot. And technically I don’t even have to read it since I have known it word for word since my own face was rattling with pearly whites.

As of about a week ago, Russell is 1 down, 27 to go! Russell lost his first tooth in his cousins driveway when we were visiting Utah! The tooth fairy had to find us far from home, far from the stash of golden Sacagawea dollar coins she was keeping at our house, and far away from all her glittery tooth fairy craft supplies… FORTUNATLEY Uncle Fran had a perfect and shiny coin to lend her, and below their basement stairs Olivia and Hailey had a perfect fairy cave for Russell to set up camp in. With a little team effort the tooth fairy was right on time! It was a family affair and I couldn’t have planned it any better if I had known :)

So, um, then I got home, and I, uh, <cough>seweditintoahoopandhungitonmywall<cough>. You know, because I’m a mom and someday when my teenage children accuse me of embarrassing them I will say “don’t act surprised now! I’ve been preparing you for this since I hung your baby teeth on my wall’s like it was art!”

And it IS. I made those teeth in my body when I was baking him all those years ago. I can do whatever I want with them. And what I wanted to do was this: 1 I could try and explain it, but you might just want to believe me that it’s awesome. If you really need more information about why I made his tooth a star in the sky you can check out the above mentioned book and essentially see all the parts and pieces of my inspiration hidden in there.

Oh, yeah, and it glows in the dark.

I told you it was awesome! Not unlike the kid, who despite the super hero muscles and wild hair, does in fact have quite the window in his mouth now. 123 He’s so shiny, I think he might glow in the dark, too… I’ll let you know!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Um, I'm going to have to get that book and you're going to have to embroider one more hoop because oh my goodness I want to copy you so badly! I'm so glad that you had kids first so I can follow your awesome lead. I promise that I'll always give you credit for all your ideas that I steal though.