I wish I had a blog post for every time kiddos lost their teeth. I actually did use to post pics of them, but I wish I could tell the special story of each and every one, because it really is a BIG deal with you loose your first-ever tooth! Often, though, I don’t witness the celebration because it happens at home, or the tooth falls out at lunch, or we’re just busy doing other things.
But today was different. 🙂
We had our 4th round of Robinson University today, and as is tradition now in our class after a super morning of RU learning, we shared with our classmates about the learning that had happened in each session we had attended. Several friends were showing us the stop-motion videos they had made (one of which was Hailey), when all of a sudden I looked at her and in addition to her iPad she had a TOOTH in her hand. It had actually fallen out of her mouth as she was talking!! :). (Which by the way is exactly how my son’s teeth all fell out–I never had to pull a single one, which I am SO GLAD about! #teethpullingmakesmequeasy)
“I lost my tooth! I lost my tooth! I lost my tooth!” she excitedly screamed while she tried not to drop her iPad on the floor. I realized by the way she couldn’t say anything else that this was maybe the FIRST time this had happened, so I asked her if that was the case and she excitedly nodded. Of course everyone was excited and she then balanced a few minutes of showing off her new “lost” tooth and receiving hugs from friends. 🙂
Remember how I said that often this moment is missed by me and our classmates? Well I decided not to let this one pass us by, so I decided we should ALL escort our friend to the nurse to get her tooth necklace. Yep, we all dropped what we were doing and made the journey to the nurse’s office.
Needless to say she was a little worried when she saw and ENTIRE class of little ones show up at once (which of course, would definitely be TERRIBLE if we were indeed all sick at the same time! Man, I cannot even imagine…), but once I explained, she seemed totally fine with our whole-class visit.
Nurse Difani proceeded to do her normal “nurse” things and help Hailey rinse our her mouth, choose her tooth necklace and then put her tooth on the bulletin board as she joined the Lost Tooth Club. I know, right? What a special membership!!
By the way, I also love how excited Zach obviously is! This really IS a BIG deal for first graders–even when it’s not their tooth!
I noticed as we were looking at the board, that we had several other kiddos how had joined the club this year, so we had to make sure to document them, too:
Again, I WISH I could have this kind of special story for EVERY SINGLE KIDDO when the lose their first tooth, but unfortunately that is not possible. I will, though, try hard to document as many other “firsts” as I can on this blog throughout this year, and then try again next year to catch all those precious first-lost-teeth.
Do you have a “first-lost-tooth” story to share? We’d LOVE TO HEAR it! Oh, and since I’m feeling nostalgic and this is my blog, so I can be indulgent (hee hee), I have to share the video of my baby’s first lost tooth (and yes, that baby is now in middle school!). And yes, I know it’s STUPID that it’s recorded the wrong direction, but it’s just too sweet not to share. Please just tilt your head. 🙂