About a month ago my sister Kristal looked into Hunter's mouth and said, "Have you noticed Hunter has this tooth coming in?" WHAT?
Yup - one of Hunter's permanent bottom teeth was coming in, but the one in front of it wasn't loose yet! So he started wiggling. And wiggling. And wiggling. Then on Saturday at the softball fields Dave asked to see it, but instead sneakily stuck his finger in and pulled it down really hard.
So there the tooth was... hanging there by a thread and bleeding. But Hunter wouldn't pull it out. ALL of our softball friends were saying, "C'mon, Hunter! Just pull it out! You can do it!" So he sat down and tried, but he couldn't bring himself to do it. He just didn't know exactly what to do...it was his first loose tooth, after all! Anyway, he ran around for awhile, playing with his little friends during Dave's last game and all of a sudden he comes running over to me, opens his mouth and grunts. The tooth was gone!
"Oh my gosh, Hunter, you're tooth's gone! Did you pull it out?" I asked, thinking he had it in his hand. But his eyes were full of tears and he cried, "I LOST it!" So all that running around and it just fell out...he'd lost his first tooth...literally. But apparently the tooth fairy doesn't need an actual tooth to bring money, because she left $7.00 under Hunter's pillow that night! Plus, the Papa & Nana tooth fairies brought Hunter a $10.00 check! Also, the pitcher from Dave's team, our dear friend Paul, gave Hunter a $5.00 bill after the game!
So all in all this first lost tooth has been worth $22.00. Now I'm wondering what the next one will be worth...