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.