Sunday, March 2, 2008
The Lost Tooth
Time for another "Jianna Story"
....honestly, I don't favor my youngest child, it's just this age, coupled with her unique outlook on life, make for some very funny stories.
Although Mark and I have never been tremendous contributers to the Fairy Tale side of childhood, I have always tried to allow and encourage them to use their imaginations.
Jianna and one of her daycare friends, as toddlers,
used to play with imaginary friends in imaginary worlds together on a daily basis.
I only remember breaking up one real fight between these two, it was over, (of all things),
the color of the imaginary rocket they were flying in together!
My little man was determined the rocket was blue and Jianna was equally determined it was pink, (girl after my own heart!).
Because Jianna is usually this '16' year old in a 6 year old body....I love and even foster the times she shows that she really is just a little girl.
This week we had one of those moments with her.
On Dec. 26th Jianna discovered her first loose tooth...this is a child who had been wanting to lose her teeth for about 2 years prior to this date.
She was so hoping to lose that tooth before our New Years party.
She waited and waited rather impatiently as her set dates for tooth loss came and went.
Eventually, I think she gave up, as we stopped hearing about the wiggly tooth.
One day in the past week, she declared her loose tooth was really loose, and to Jianna's extreme joy the tooth came out soon after.
Jianna carried that tooth around in a kleenex as if it were a baby in a blanket.
She had completely embraced the idea of the "Tooth Fairy", from some books at school, and couldn't wait to see what her "littlest baby tooth" might bring her.
As she was preparing for bed, I asked her if she was going to put the tooth under her pillow.
"Not tonight, I want to spend a little more time with my littlest tooth"
I guess the past 5 years weren't quite long enough!
We were getting worried about Jianna losing her tooth, so Mark said, "Jianna, Wednesdays are special, you get more money on Wednesdays....don't you want to put your tooth under your pillow?"
"No, I'll do it NEXT Wednesday".
She was also quite concerned, and wanted to know if the tooth fairy would only take her tooth if it was under her pillow vs on my dresser....I think she was picturing a jewel thief rooting around the house looking for stray teeth!