It’s gone!


Ruby lost her first tooth today!  On the morning of her recital (Saturday), she told me that something was weird with her teeth.   She said that they were “wiggley.”  When I realized that this was a huge step in her growing-up and not that she had knocked her teeth loose while playing, I got excited.  She was not so excited and didn’t like the idea of her tooth coming out.  I reassured her that it happens to all of us and that she is just getting so big and getting ready for Kindergarten.  Things just seem much better when you tie it into the fact that she is starting Kindergarten.  She reluctantly let me take a look in her mouth, but then let me know that she didn’t want to talk about it anymore.  OK.

I made some cinnamon sugar tortilla chips this afternoon because evidently I don’t mind all of my jeans being tight and feeling quite frumpy I am a fun mom like that!  The girls were eating them when the tooth came out, so excuse the cinnamon in her teeth.  Also, we can’t find the tooth!  I told her she probably swallowed it ,but she insisted that she didn’t and eventually said to me, “Mom, you have got to believe me.  I was eating my chip and then I felt something and was, like, ‘What is that?!’ and then I pulled it out, but it was slippery.”  We searched the chair and all around the chair, but could not find it.  She is upset about not putting it under her pillow.  Josh says she should mail it and send it to her Sweetie (my mom) because Sweetie told Ruby that the tooth fairy leaves $20.  Ummm, this fairy is broke and will, hopefully, be able to scroung up a dollar.  We’ll see…

Molly was proud of Ruby and wants to know when she will be big and lose her teeth.  



So even though we’d like to make Ruby stop growing up and just keep her at 4 years old a little longer, it doesn’t seem that is going to happen.  Now, if you will excuse me, I must go find some change….or maybe Ruby will take a check?