Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Out With the Old, In With the New
Our man in Beijing lost his first tooth this week. Literally, he lost it. It fell out at school, which is where you want them to fall out, apparently, because then the nurse gives you a "tooth necklace" to bring the tooth home.
Only Aidan didn't notice when it actually popped out. Maybe he swallowed it. Maybe it's out on the playground somewhere. Who knows?
In summary: no tooth. No tooth necklace.
We're starting a new lost-tooth tradition in our house. Per Aidan's request, we served a spaghetti meal this evening to celebrate the missing tooth. He wanted to slurp the noodles through the new hole in his face. We still have teeth aplenty; it's table manners we lack in this household.
Despite the lack of actual tooth under the pillow, the tooth fairy paid a visit, and she left 10 RMB under his pillow (about $1.50). This in spite of the fact that last week he explained to me that the tooth fairy is "actually just your parents putting money under your pillow because Thomas saw his parents doing that and he told me."
That tooth fairy came anyway, bless her rich and generous heart.
And my baby boy is about to enter his "awkward" phase.
Anyone wanna bet how much his braces are going to cost us?
Oh, and by the way: we did not cut his hair with a lawnmower. It only looks that way in the picture. His curls went flat from the dry air, and so he looks a little bit like he's had a D-I-Y haircut. So you know.