Friday, December 12, 2008

Better Than A String And A Doorknob


Haven has had this very wiggly baby tooth for quite some time now. The big tooth has already started growing in behind it. Every now and again he has loved to show me how much more wiggly his tooth has become. Usually he tells me to go ahead and wiggle it. Usually I say, "No Thanks". Every once in a while I oblige and wiggle the tooth just to humor him.

Yesterday was one of those days. Haven told me his tooth was even more wiggly and asked me to wiggle it. And I did. Seamus was watching and thought that was the coolest thing, so he immediately chimed in and said, "Hey, I want to wiggle it too". Without hesitation, Haven turned his head to Seamus and opened his mouth. Seamus reached right in and in a split second actually plucked the tooth right out. (apparently he didn't realize he was supposed to wiggle it gently) Haven and Seamus and I stood there in shock with our mouths gaping open. And then we all started to giggle. Now Haven and Seamus think it's the funniest thing and Seamus has even offered to wiggle some of Haven's other teeth that aren't loose. (yet)

At the ripe ol' age of four, Seamus is already responsible for the loss of three of Haven's baby teeth. (his front teeth were knocked out prematurely by Seamus' head)

And to that I say, that's what brothers are for. But Seamus better watch his back mouth when his baby teeth get ready to come out!

21 comments:

  1. true brotherly love...

    I am dreading Eli loosing a tooth, I am sure he will "grow up" but it seems so far out of my realm of comprehension right now... wow

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  2. That's funny! Around here I have pulled several out (only when they were practically past ready) with a wet rag. LOL For some reason my kids think that is cool.

    BTW, Thanks for the sweet comment and I will be enjoying time alone with "My Edward" this weekend. :-)

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  3. We actually tried the string on a doorknob thing when I was a kid. It didn't work and I wound up at the dentist. They gave me laughing gas and I looked in the mirror and thought I was Petunia Pig. That is my earliest memory. How weird it that?

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  4. A little Dentist in the making?

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  5. Isn't that what brothers do best? Knock your teeth out? ;)

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  6. That is so funny! My husband and I can't look at the hanging tooth without gagging/passing out! We need Seamus over here! We got some loose ones...

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  7. I NEVER wiggle teeth - it's like finger nails on a chalk board to me! Shiver. And I definitely don't pull teeth. They have to pull it out themselves or it just has to fall out on its own.

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  8. that's great! it sounds like he is handy to have around-i hate pulling out teeth, even when they're hanging by a string, lol!

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  9. That's totally what brothers are for! This soooo reminds me of when our eldest was losing his first tooth. We were in a Pizza Hut in Arizona and his younger 'bro generously offered to punch it out for him :-D!!!

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  10. That's too funny. I won't stick my fingers in my kids mouth. It grosses me out. Though when I helped get the teeth out I had to have a papertowel to use. Lots of thickness barrier and I still would the the shivers.
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  11. wiggly teeth are my least favourite things about having a house of children... no, wait, that would be the bogeys...no, the sick times...well poop is gross too...
    I guess I could just use a Seamus here in my house.

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  12. That is so funny-- I'm such a big wimp when it comes to teeth! I can't wiggle them, let alone pull them out. I do remember my aunt pulling mine out by tying a string to them, and then she'd give us a sucker. BAHAHAHAHA Could be why I had a lot of cavities:)

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  13. Ewwww, I hate the wiggly teeth! We are past that with our kids, but I distinctly remember accidentally knocking my daughter's tooth out. I was teasing her that I was going to poke that tooth right out. I kept pretending I was poking at it with my finger...and then, in a fit of laughter, she leaned forward at the same time I was poking!!! Out came the tooth, and we sat there in stunned silence for a few seconds...and then laughed our heads off.

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  14. Ah, that reminds me of the time my younger sisters were in the car .. and Morgan, my baby sister, had a dead piece of skin hanging on her lip. So Janna just reaches over and yanks it off. I almost peed myself laughing .. Morgan wasn't amused. And not very long after that, my brother knocked me in the mouth with an action figure and knocked out MY tooth.

    That was one interesting shopping trip.

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  15. Wow, it's a good thing they love each other! And ouch, poor kid knocked the teeth out with his head?!

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  16. Too bad Seamus, DDS wasn't here to help out with Mimi's tooth... could have saved us the $200 we had to spend for her dentist to extract her tooth.

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  17. That's hilarious. Mostly because I imagine the 3 of you with your mouths open wide and then bursting into laughter. Good ole family fun and memories made.

    Chandra :)

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  18. hysterical!! i missed out on so much!!!

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  19. Wow! So much less traumatic than the string on the door (that my FIL apparently did to all his children and tried to do to my niece!). How did the tooth fairy visit go?

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