Little Miss Gappy

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.

Kids eh?

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?


  1. Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl

    How georgouse is little T! That’s so sweet yet funny at the same time that she wanted you to knock her tooth out! I guess if all her friends are loosing their teeth she would feel a little left out, poor wee thing! Haha. I really can’t wait till I’m on tooth fairy duty!

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    • Thank you! It was actually her friend who wanted me to knock her tooth out 😉 Kids are hilarious aren’t they? 😉

  2. Aww bless little T’s friend I guess its hard for her if others are loosing there’s before her. Kids can be so funny though.

    • Yes, it’s T and another friend who are both close to her. That’s why she’s feeling left out.

  3. Kim Carberry

    Aww! How adorable!
    hehehe. We have had tears before because teeth won’t fall out from my youngest. She is obsessed with the tooth fairy.
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    • Thank you. When A’s mum came to pick her up, I told her what her daughter wanted me to do, she laughed!

  4. My son only gets $1 per tooth. When he learns about exchange rates he’s sure to be envious.

    • Thanks! I know… I’m glad I’m friends with her mum too… Otherwise, whatever would she say? 😉

  5. Helen | Wonderfully Average

    Aww, bless! Kids come out with the best things! Little T looks so cute with her gappy smile x

    • Thanks. She looks even more mischievous with that gappy smile 😉

  6. My little man lost two on Monday, they both came out whilst he ate iced lollies!

  7. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Lol, poor little A feeling left out and wanting someone to knock her tooth out as well. Little T looks adorable with her gappy smile. My eldest keeps telling me about the tooth fairy visiting – but we’re still a way off that one yet! Thank you for linking up to #ftmob 🙂
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    • And I’m glad I didn’t give in to A’s request 😉 You’re most welcome! 🙂

  8. Elizabeth

    Aw how adorable! The kids teeth falling out always gives me the heebie jeebies. I can’t be there when they are hanging by that last little thread, I have to get my husband to deal with it!
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    • Same here. I can’t look when T says “Look Mum, my tooth is wobbly!”.

  9. Fashion and Style Police

    This is so cute. I find the gappy smile so adorable.

  10. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    She is adorable!
    Love her gappy smile 🙂
    My little boy keeps having a moan that it’s about time his ‘went wobbly’. He’s just interested in cashing in with the tooth fairy I think, hehe xx

  11. BloggerMummyLauren

    Oh don’t you just love a little happy smile? My daughter is missing two teeth, they fell out ages ago and she’s cross that the new ones haven’t grown in yet. Me? I’m just cherishing the cute gaps!
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    • Same here. They look so adorable with their little gappy smiles, aren’t they? 🙂

  12. That is so cute, I love how kids think and it’s interesting how she felt left out coz she didn’t have teeth fall out. It’s all a matter of time and then you’d be praying for all the teeth back again! haha

    Happy Toothing 😉
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    • I guess kids do feel left out when all their friends have lost theirs like T’s friend. Kids eh? Funny creatures 😉

    • Not yet. She’s saving her money for when we go to Weymouth Sea Life Adventure park 🙂

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