This afternoon I received a call from the school nurse. She quickly assured me that everything was fine (the first words out of anyone’s mouth from the school when they call. It only took one time of them calling and not first saying that for me to freak out and immediately assume they were calling because Cody had a seizure.) Cody was in the nurse’s room and asking to be parent pick-up at the end of the day. His tooth was loose and he was worried that it would fall out on the bus.
The tooth in question has been very loose for over two weeks. He lost his first front tooth on his birthday two weeks ago while we were on vacation in Tucson. The Tooth Fairy was prepared and had brought a golden one dollar coin in anticipation of said event. She was not, however, prepared for two teeth to fall out while we were out of town and lucky for her that was not to be.
So today, I put away my math homework a little early and drove in to pick up Cody. He was home for less than an hour when it fell out. The first thing he did, after we got the blood flow to stop, was to practice saying words with the “th” sound. He could pronounce them just fine. I think he was a bit disappointed.
Tonight he is going to put the tooth under his pillow. He has written a letter to The Tooth Fairy telling her that this time, for the first time ever, she is allowed to take his tooth. I wonder if he is expecting to get more than just one golden coin since he is parting with his tooth. I suppose that may be worth two coins.
His smile, while lacking in teeth, is that of a boy who is healthy, happy, and beautiful. I love it. I love him. My seven year old with the double gap in his smile.