Monday, September 15, 2008

Broken Grill

Well, I have been dreading this day for a long time.

Today, Big Kid hopped in the car from school. We did our normal routine, me asking about his day, him saying he doesn't know, me prying one word answers out of him, him getting annoyed with me, when I tried to get some lunch talk going.

Big Kid: I didn't eat all my lunch 'cuz my mouf hurted. I tode Sophia dat I was havin' toof problems...

Ashley: (kicking myself for forgetting to reschedule his last cleaning)

Big Kid: ...and Sophia said it was probabwy wiggly and dat I was probabwy gonna lose it. And it is, dest all wiggly, wiggling all over da place.

Ashley: Seriously?? Let me see...

Big Kid: (opens mouth, flicks tooth aside with his tongue)

Ashley: (gasps...stomach flips...it's just so freakish) Oh my. Wow. Ugh. Wow.

Big Kid: So da toof fairy will dest come and bring me a prize or some dollars. Maybe you could gib me an apple so I could get it out fast so we could see what I get.

Ashley: Wow. That's really...cool. What a big boy you are! Congrats. We don't have an apple, it'll come out when it's ready.

Big Kid: I'm finkin it's ready.

I have of course explored it since, tentatively rocking it back and forth with my index finger, appalled at how loose it was. I noticed that the tooth next to it is a little wobbly too. Both bottom middle teeth.

First, the whole thing grosses me out. It's just so weird when you think about it. I remember finding a pill bottle full of my baby teeth that my mom kept and I couldn't believe she kept them. Which got me to wondering what the heck I'm going to do with them. Ugh, I don't know. That's the least of my problems, I'm just grossed out about the whole thing.

Second, my kid is about to look like a hillbilly. On and off for a long time. Yeah, yeah, it's cute...but in a "your kid is a goofball" kind of way. He's enough of a goofball on his own.

Third, he just turned 5. This is not fair, losing the last of the baby parts. I thought this happened around 6 or 7.

Have I mentioned how weird and gross I think it is? Damn, damn, damn.

35 comments:

Jaime said...

I'm totally w/ you on this one..the thought of them losing teeth...BLECH. Makes me want to puke! One of the reasons I got married though..that's HIS department!

josie said...

within the past month my oldest has started kindergarten and lost his bottom middle teeth. freaky.

i have them in my jewelry box at the moment, but what am i supposed to do with them? make a necklace? decorate the tree that is growing from his afterbirth? (yes, that was written in sarcastic font)
what to do... what to do...

Caren said...

This is the thing I fear the most of all gross parenting rites of passage. I have already warned my Mister that he will have to manage EVERY aspect of teeth issues and tooth fairy details.

*shudder* GROSS

I can't believe you touched it.
So Brave Ashley, so brave.

Smoochiefrog said...

Mr. Smoochiefrog is the same way! I think it's awesome and love to have the kids go up to him wiggling teeth. :)

Kira said...

SO gross! But Hillbilly? I smell a halloween costume idea!!! Lol.

I kept the first one, the rest I *Cough* I mean the toothfairy put in the garbage. So, SO gross.

pixie4bears said...

It grosses me out a little to find old teeth but losing them is kind of cool to me! But the thought of my kid looking like a hillbilly..lol..not so cool. Best of luck to you with this new adventure.

Kelly said...

I agree. The thought of a wiggling tooth gives me the willies... Good luck with that!

Judy said...

NOOOOOOOO, don't remind me, my dd turns 5 in a few days and I don't want to think of loose teeth yet. I lost my two front teeth on Xmas day in 1st grade, one eating my eggo waffle and the 2nd eating a candy cane. I then went on that evening to break my leg, ack, and ended up in traction for 6 weeks, then a body cast for 6 weeks then a full leg cast for 6 more weeks. I too am not sure what to do with the teeth, I do not think I will keep them though, ew.

Mel said...

Ugh! I'm totally with you! My little girl lost both of her bottom teeth at 4 1/2 which I thought was pretty early, but she already has new teeth there, and they didn't take very long either. But I remember when I discovered they were loose. I don't know if it is because I wasn't expecting it for another couple of years, or I am just really squeamish when it comes to teeth, but I thought I was going to throw up. Oh, and we have no idea what happened to the first tooth, either. We think she may have swallowed that one. So, you see, you may not even have to deal with it for a while.

LJ said...

I hear ya! That's one of my things - the kids (5 of them) know I hate loose teeth and are hell bent on showing me whenever they get a chance! I'm even a nurse and I can't stand it! I'd stomach their eyes falling out better!

The "baby" is 5, though, and she is anxiously waiting to start losing them. I'm not so anxious. I don't like big ugly adult in cute little faces.

Sigh....

Former Fat Chick said...

My 16 year old has 2 baby teeth left to fall out! Can you say late bloomer...He thibks he should get like $50 a tooth now!

Melodie said...

Wow! BK is a little on the young side for this. Did he get his teeth early?

As you know, all of my girls are summer babies like your boys and therefore younger than most of their classmates. My oldest, Sarah, is my July baby, and she lost her first tooth in first grade. I remember exactly when it happened because it was very loose and she wanted to pull it out, but she had Spring pictures at school in a couple of day, and I begged her to leave it alone until after that. The day of pictures, she came home and went straight to the bathroom to pull it out.

Catfish said...

Gross, you totally just made my stomach turn too. I don't remember being grossed out by it when it was happening to me though.
So, you are wondering what to do with his teeth?!?!!? THROW THEM AWAY! Gross...*shudder*

Melodie said...

Oh, BTW, losing the little teeth isn't what makes them look like hillbillies. It's those gosh darn HUDGE permanent teeth that come in afterward that make them look like hillbillies.

And one more thing, without professional bleaching, the new teeth will NEVER be as white as those baby teeth. Yes, you can cry now.

Sasha said...

I should go check P's teeth. He and BK are only a few weeks apart. I'm not ready for tooth-losing. Not ready at all.

I'm sure he'll have a flip out about it. Hell, I can't even convince him to get a haircut so he already looks like a hillbilly. That's all we need is missing teeth.

Marie said...

E has already lost 5 of his teeth(he is 8). The first two were a big deal. The third one was knocked out by a football to the mouth. The last one was SWALLOWED while he was eating a hot dog. The one that got knocked out was lost in the yard and he left the tooth fairy a letter with the address of where he lost his tooth and told her she could go find it if she wanted to as he looked but could not find it.

Molly said...

My son is nearly 5...I am creeped out...

FunnyGal KAT said...

I was sorting through some of my mom's stuff last week, tossing things into different bins for each of us kids, when I came across a metal tin... filled with all our baby teeth!

The Pretend Husband was totally grossed out and voted for tossing the whole thing. I put it in my sister's bin to share the fun... :)

Lynn said...

I have 2 that are losing teeth right now!! They started losing them at ages 5 & 6 so I feel your pain of them growing older to stinking fast. I am completely with you on the whole gross thing. I actually make my mother in law or my neighbor look and wiggle when DH is deployed b/c it grosses me out so much. As for keeping them....I have their first teeth in a ziploc baggy labeled with the kids name and date but that is it! The rest the wonderful tooth fairy can take home and do what she pleases.

Me said...

I'm such a cracker. From the title I thought I was going to read a story about how you can't barbeque steaks today :)

katie b said...

We are still working on getting the baby teeth in so losing them seems so far away. My DD is the same age as little kid (she was due in Aug. 06 but came a little early) and she still has 5 teeth left to come in!! And lucky me (and I guess her), they are all coming in at the same time right now so she has the worst butt rash of all time and is crabbier than I've ever seen her ~ "mommy needs a huge glass of wine" crabby. But mommy is 9 weeks pregnant so mommy can't! Hopefully they all come in quickly!

Courtney said...

I am soooo grossed out by wiggly teeth. My kids are on their own when this time comes. ICK!

Ami said...

I'm dreading the day that mine starts losing teeth! Yuck! My mother in law has actually pulled all of the older grandkids teeth when the time came, so I'm hoping she'll do the same for us. Ugh... gross!

Alexis said...

Ha! I'm a dental assistant and my kid losing his teeth even freaks me out.

ann said...

I don't do teeth. Called a dentist friend to make a kitchen call when my Young Son's tooth was literally hanging by ....something gross.

Joy said...

Wyatt just turned 6 in July and he has lost 4 teeth and the top one is wiggly.

I think they are a bit more off looking when the top ones are gone. Right now the two bottom ones in the middle have grown back but the ones on either side are both gone, he has a big ol toothless grin in his school pic this year.

Jeannie said...

My twins are 5 1/2. One lost her 1st tooth (bottom middle) just prior to her 5th birthday. The one next to it fell out within a month.

Her sister just lost the same two teeth about a month ago, the new teeth had popped up behind the baby teeth...that was weird!

I, too, thought that it wouldn't happen so soon. The tooth fairy leaves small prizes in our house.

(ps, I found your blog through babycenter...the old version)

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Awww...it's cute! Okay, gross, but cute!

Jenn said...

"The last of the baby parts".

*sob*

No, it isn't fair, not when the mind's eye is still sitting in a hospital bed, spellbound, rocking a newborn.

Anonymous said...

If you save enough body bits you can have them made into a diamond. Hair, umbilical cords, remains, you could save the teeth along with yours and wear it!

Weird but somewhat cool.

Meg

Mama's Losin' It said...

Gross.

Any body part falling from the body are gross.

Having to touch said body parts is grosss.

And saving "body bits" for a diamond is seriously gross (sorry Meg).

When Mr. Ashley gets home shove BK toward him, toss him an apple and throw a buck under his pillow.

Let's just breeze through this as quickly as we can, shall we!?!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I get totally grossed out by those loose teeth..DS had a hard time pulling that first one out, as it hung on one thin string he would play with it and twist it and totally make me want to puke...

Me said...

I watched somewhere, can't remember where, that you can now have a loved one that passed away (their remains) made into a diamond.

I don't know if the baby bits would be enough to add up to a diamond, but the whole thing seems kind of creepy to me.

Amy said...

No way! I thought we had a couple more years here before the teeth started falling out. I agree, yuck! Something I am not looking forward to....

T said...

Well I kept my kids bellybutton stumps and no way are teeth any grosser than that. LOL So I will be keeping them. My MIL kept DH's tonsils. I guess we are a family of freaks. LOL I am a little sad that it will happen so soon though. DS will be 6 soon. I too thought it was more like 7 yrs old.