The Tooth Fairy

My oldest son, “B” just lost his fourth tooth last night.  This makes four teeth lost in a time span of three weeks!  His teeth are falling like dominos!  At this rate, we’re going to have to get this kid some dentures!  I know one thing, he’s going to have a hell of a time eating sweet corn!  They’re all right in front; two top front and two bottom front.  Looking at him now, with his big gaping black hole in his mouth, reminds me of an old Tom and Jerry cartoon when Tom gets hit in the face with something and all his teeth shatter and fall out.  He looks so damn cute, though.  And his new lisp when he speaks is even cuter.

So, the Tooth Fairy came to visit us for the fourth time this month and left my son another $1 bill.  What is the going rate for the Tooth Fairy these days, anyway??  My wife and I just decided on a $1 bill for his 1st lost tooth and we just just kind of kept it the same as the rest of them fell out.  One of my co-workers said that there’s some “Teen Mom” celebrity who gave her daughter like $500 or something ridiculous like that when her daughter lost a tooth!  $500?!?!!  I don’t care how famous you are or how much money you have, that is just stupidity.  No wonder kids are so spoiled and self-centered these days.

B also had Spring Pictures this week at school.  Spring Pictures?  When did they start doing this?  When I went to school, they just had Fall Picture Day and that was it.  I personally think it’s just another way for them to get more money from you.  But it is kind of nice, if the Fall picture was horrible, to be able to get another shot at it.  So, if you had your eyes half way shut or some goofy smile, you don’t have to live with it forever.  Kind of takes the fun away though, doesn’t it?  I had like three terrible grade-photos in a row!  Those are the best to look back on when you’re older!  Anyway, this was going to be pretty cool for us to have because B had all of his teeth in his Fall picture and no teeth in his Spring picture.  It can really show how much a kid can change in a matter of a few months.  So, the day he came home on picture day, I asked him, “Did you smile nice”?  He replied, “Yep!  I smiled just like this”!  And he shows me a closed mouth smile.  What?!?!  The whole point was to show that you lost all those teeth since Fall and you do a closed mouth smile?  Ughh.