So everyday he wiggled and jiggled it. And gave updates on the tooth’s progress.
I asked on Twitter for suggestions on ways to help the tooth along. I got great replies with the most popular being "eating hard foods, like apples, carrots and day old bagels." The apple was the only suggested food my son eats.
Then finally, Sunday, March 14, around noon, he runs into the kitchen proclaiming
Loosing a tooth for a child is a major event. Especially the first one. They compare how many teeth they’ve lost (or not lost) with their friends. Out of his seventeen classmates I know which two have not lost a tooth yet. And who has lost the most teeth thus far.
I didn’t realize just how important keeping his first tooth was to my son. When I told him that the tooth fairy would come and take the tooth and leave him money – he got so upset. He was adamant that he did not want the tooth fairy to take his first tooth. So I suggested he write a letter to the tooth fairy and that if he asked her to leave it, just maybe she would.
He went straight away and wrote the letter. He also wanted his tooth placed in a baggie so it would not get lost.
One tooth down nineteen more to go.