Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grossed Out

You know, I'm trying to figure out how many more years I have until I can eat a meal without one of my kids losing a tooth in the middle of it.  I am probably THE most squeamish person in the world, and there's nothing like a child waving around a tooth and bleeding from her gum to really put me off my feed.

Which could explain why I am not working in the field of dentistry, I guess...

So, yes, 12-year-old Rachel lost 2 (2!) teeth today, and how old are they before they stop doing this, anyway?  I should know, seeing as how I have 4 children older than her; but it's all a blur, really.  I don't remember the other kids losing any teeth after age 7 or 8 or so.  Or maybe I've just blocked it all out.

And, yes, the tooth fairy IS still paying them only a quarter.  Old habits die hard, you know.

6 comments:

  1. I'm with you on this. Thankfully, child number one pulled child number two's teeth. Child number three pulls her own, in private. I was only traumatized 1/3 of what could have been all of the time.

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  2. My son is 11 and lost 2 recently

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  3. If I remember (don't trust me - it's all a blur for me too) I think about 11 or 12 is when they stop losing them.

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  4. What's with those 12 year molars? My kids also lost them within HOURS of each other..and yes, kind of gross.

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  5. My 11-year-old just lost his last baby teeth this year. So she should be about done, I would think!

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  6. Why does it always happen when they're eating??

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