A Window in Her Mouth

Sophie lost her first tooth!

She achieved this milestone by chomping on the now rock-hard gingerbread house she helped make a couple weeks ago.

However, not realizing she had lost her tooth, she swallowed it (hence the nervous smile). She came to me, bloody mouth, in tears.

I hugged her and gave her a wet washcloth to bite. We danced and then I told her that we’d simply leave a note for the tooth fairy explaining what happened.

Then, I called the doctor.

Honestly, I expected a “no big deal.” And it’s not, not really. But they do want to make sure it doesn’t get stuck in her intestinal track. Which means we have to make sure it, well, comes out.

No one tells you these things, before you become a parent …

“Other than a dimple in a cute little chin,
What’s more adorable than a toothless grin?” —Azu ‘Betty’ Espezia