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.


  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.

  2. My son is 11 and lost 2 recently

  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.

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

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

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



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