Sunday, 13 January 2008

A first for Chloe

On Wednesday Chloe discovered that she had her first loose teeth (2 at once), and Carmen, playing dentist, was alarmed to notice that the permanent teeth were already through the gums behind the loose baby teeth. Chloe danced and sang through the house Wednesday night about her loose teeth, but by Saturday she was a little frustrated they were hanging in there. I checked them and told Chloe that I was sure I could pull them if she wanted. Yes! She wanted!

I got them out without any trouble and Chloe took her teeth in her hand to show everyone - she showed Ken twice. I warned her that she'd better put those teeth in a Ziploc bag before she lost them, but she didn't listen, so the cry soon came from the bathroom, "I dropped my teeth and I can't find them!" I found one, but it was near the heating vent where I'm sure the other tooth disappeared. Chloe was so relieved to have one tooth back, she didn't mind at all that the other tooth was gone for good. I asked her: Isn't mom (almost) always right? Shouldn't she listen when mom tells her to do something? Chloe agreed (heavy on the almost) and she was ready to find somewhere safe for her remaining tooth. She put it in a Ziploc as a temporary home, and then set to work on a special tooth pocket:
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Red, so that it would be easy to see, just in case.


And a button to keep it closed (her idea, my application).

Steven was quick to (quietly) point out to me the flaw in Chloe's design: large gaping areas the tooth could slide out, but the felt was grippy and she didn't loose her tooth again.



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The tooth fairy must have found the other tooth on the bathroom floor, because Chloe found two loonies in her tooth pouch in the morning.

15 comments:

Marie said...

Horay Chloe! I love your gappy smile, and it is so cute that you can see your permanant teeth poking up already in the picture.

I'm glad the toothfairy found both your teeth. What are you going to buy?

Michelle A. said...

What a cutie! I just love it when you have those cute little missing teeth photos!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Hooray for Chloe! That's incredible she sewed a little pocket--complete with button.

Are you enjoying The Chosen?

Amy said...

Her little smile picture on the bottom is priceless...pure elation in those eyes! And I love that she sewed her own little [red!] pouch to house the tooth. Good thing the tooth fairy was smart enough to find the other in its *lost* state!

Barb said...

Oh, that was misleading. Sorry. Chloe stitched the pocket, but she had trouble with the button and I sewed the button on. I fixed that sentence in the post, too.

Denise said...

I'm impressed she made her own tooth pocket! Very cute idea, very cute girl. I wonder how the tooth fairy keeps all her currency straight? Ours get paper dollars, unless the tooth fairy forgets.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Still incredible Barb, whoever sewed the button on!

April said...

Isn't that just like a brother to point out the flaws in all our brilliant and crafty plans?

cheetah (aka rglhm) said...

Yeah for Chloe!!

Jenny said...

What a mom! I need to do that with Taylor. Love the missing teeth. Yay for the tooth fairy!

Mandy said...

She looks so cute with her little gap! I love the little tooth pocket she made. What a cute idea!

Kelly said...

Yea for Chloe! How exciting to already be able to see those new teeth in there. Emerson is still awaiting the hatch of her new grown up tooth, and keeps wiggling her others.

Her little tooth pocket is cute. One of Avery's teachers made her a tooth shaped pillow with a pocket. Such a good gift for that age, but not as cute as Chloe's.

michelle said...

That is just too cute that she sewed her own tooth pillow! I can tell you that my boys never had an idea like that, merely hunted around for whatever suitable container they could find. I love that you took a moment to reinforce the fact that she should always listen to you!

carlo said...

2 teeth in one day! wow!

where does she get her craftiness? hmmm, i wonder....

:)

Tilane said...

I was looking at your SPT, and than noticed that you're from Canada. My husband and I are from Calgary. Thanks for posting a loonie!!! We're living in Texas right now and we miss Canada! I just started blogging and it's fun how you can meet (sort of) LDS / Canadian people through blogging!