In case you don't know what a snaggle tooth is, it's when your child's front tooth should have fallen out long ago, but is hanging on at a bizarre angle and has moved either to the right or left of where it should have been. Eli's was in the middle of his mouth at a 35 degree angle leaning into the other new front tooth that was just coming through. Some how one side had the root exposed but the side tucked into the new tooth was firmly planted.
We've been wiggling for months. Eli wanted it to fall out at school because they get some type of special tooth container. Instead it's sitting in a small bowl on the table because it literally came out as he was heading out the door with Tim and Carly to the bus.
Of course I can't tell him that the other one is still in a small ziplock bag tacked to the board in the kitchen since he lost it over winter break at my sisters. I thought I wrote about it but obviously I can't find a post so I didn't.
Briefly, Eli called to tell me that his tooth had fallen out. my amazing sister, Aunt Corinne, called the tooth fairy who would be leaving the money (the most important part) and she said it was ok to bring it home for mom and dad to see and they would give it to her in Seattle (because that's where she does pickups for our neighborhood.
I love that my sister is a quick thinker.
Eli asked numerous times if I've given it to the tooth fairy and what is a mom to do but lie and say yes. Fortunately my carelessness of leaving it tacked up in the kitchen hasn't been noticed because I would then have a story to immediately make up.
Reminder to self - make sure you take booth teeth to a hidden location and more importantly go check walled and make sure you have some cash to put under the pillow tonight!
Find out what happens when the tooth fairy forgets to come two nights in a row!