So the tooth fairy hasn’t heard about the economic downturn
April 2, 2009
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Huck finally lost his first tooth. It’s been hanging by a thread, but he wouldn’t let us pull it. Tonight he let Truck have a go at it, and it popped right out.
There was more blood than I anticipated. Also, the tooth looked weirdly tiny to me. I don’t have good tooth-loss memories. Many of my baby teeth and four of my permanent teeth were pulled by a dentist because my jaw is small but my teeth are big (BTW, this dentist was an ass). I only have 24 teeth, you probably have 28. You are totally counting your teeth now, right? Truck has 32 teeth. He has such a large jaw, there’s room for his wisdom teeth too. I am not sure if this makes him a Big Mouth or a Wise Ass.
In fact, Jo had all hers too. Comments anyone?
Anyway, back to Huck. His tooth is out. He is happy.
After we got him settled, I retrieved my wallet and pulled out the cash I’ve been holding onto for this occasion. I had a one, a five, and three twenties. Truck and I consulted briefly. We decided the first tooth would get a twenty. Wow, that’s like almost half the cost of a new Wii game before taxes. I’m fairly certain he will want to buy a new game with his money. Guess who’ll be using more of her cash to make up the rest of that expense?
No really, Jo.
Okay, okay, it’ll be me.
Can I borrow forty bucks?
I’m pretty sure I never got paper money for my teeth. Not even the permanent ones. I mean come on, not even a sympathy fiver for having to endure Novocain shots in my gums and a dentist who did not like kids? Maybe I should whine to my parents and get some retroactive tooth money. Looks like I’m gonna need it, Huck has another tooth loose already.