Aug 24, 2006

She'll Put The Tooth Fairy Out of a Job...


Ellie is milkin' this for all it's worth. She came to say "Good Morning" to me, not wanting her lips to touch in fear that this rather loose tooth may fall out. The good morning sounded more like "ood orning" and now her mouth and lips are as dry as the Sahara. Yet, she refuses to pull it out. And believe me, it wouldn't take much at this point - when she shakes her head the thing blows in the wind. Alas, the attention is far better than the mere $2.00 she would receive from the Tooth Fairy tonight. In fact, the last tooth that Ellie lost she decided NOT to put under her pillow. She explained to me that she wanted to keep the memories of that tooth with her and therefore you could not put a price tag on such a thing. Hey, saved the Tooth Fairy from desperately looking for a toonie at midnight. So, on we go with our day, Ellie acting like a person who has just had a full root canal with no anesthesia. Why can't she be like the daring kids on America's Funniest Videos who tie their teeth to a door handle and then SLAM it shut? Doesn't that sound fun? Or perhaps tie it to Wilbur's collar and then release him to chase a squirrel? No, that's not Ellie's speed. She will just sit here all day and slurp porridge and Jell-O and hope gravity takes it course. Oh my goodness this is going to be a looooong day....


UPDATE! As of 10:16 a.m. the poor beleaguered tooth gave up and fell out on it's own. Rejoice!

3 comments:

mom of 2 said...

ewwww...those dangling teeth really, really gross me out!!!! I've bribed my daughter on more than one occasion to pull those out! She'll sit in the bathroom for hours wiggling those till she can get them loose enough to yank out. And she actually doesn't leave them for the tooth fairy either...she really has a hard time parting with much of anything...especially those icky little teeth!

Chunks said...

Ah the joys of baby teeth and the money they cost! hahah! For a while, our youngest was losing teeth almost every day. It was a financial scramble every time.

I love the picture of her! That tooth was hanging on my sheer will!

diana said...

i love that picture... i remember those days !!