Last Monday, little T had a friend over for a play-date. They were out in the garden playing with little T’s water-slide and trampoline. The husband and I thought that we’d enjoy some nice quiet time together with a lovely cup of tea and cake and have uninterrupted bliss, since the girls were busy in the garden… or so we thought.
Just when we were about to take a sip from our tea, we could hear our daughter shouting from our garden and the excited voice was coming closer and closer …. “Mum! Dad! “A” knocked my tooth off!
If this happened in another time, I’d probably jump off and rush towards the little monkeys. But little T’s two front teeth have been wobbly for some time now and we were waiting for at least one of them to fall out. When the girls came in, T excitedly showed us her tooth and gave us a gappy big grin.
“Well done A” exclaimed my husband.
“Yay, the tooth fairy will come tonight” gushed little T.
A, T’s friend who is normally the chatter box was suddenly silent. Then she announced to T “I want you to knock my tooth off too!”
My husband and I laughed and said that teeth are supposed to naturally fall out, you can’t force them unless it’s an accident or something is wrong with it and the dentist has to take it off.
“A” burst into tears. I tried to comfort her and told them both to go back and have more fun in the garden. I thought that was the end of that. But after a while, T came in and said that “A” was still crying in the conservatory.
True enough. The little girl was crying her eyes out and this time she wanted me to knock her tooth out. All because she was feeling left out since a number of their friends have had their teeth fall off too. In fact, they could easily form a “Gappy club”. Trying not to laugh I said “What will your mum say/do if I knock your tooth out? She’ll never let you come here again!”
That seemed to have work since I know she loves coming over and playing with T. She stopped crying.
Here’s little T, showing off her gappy smile. I think she looks so cute! When she woke up yesterday morning, she squealed in delight because the tooth fairy left her £1. She’s just waiting for someone else to knock off her other wobbly tooth.
Have you ever had a request to knock off someone’s tooth? Aren’t kids the funniest?