Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pulling Teeth

"Mom I think I'm having a tooth problem."  Amaya said as she rubbed her right cheek.

"Why is that?"  I asked.

"Because I have another loose tooth... and I don't know if it should be." She continued to rub her cheek.

"I told you to brush more or your teeth are going to fall out of your head." I teased her.  "Come here.  Let me see." I said as I waved her closer.

"Don't touch it!"  She backed away.

"I won't." I grabbed her hand and pulled her closer.  I had her open up her mouth so she could show me and I reassured her that it was fine.  "It barely wiggles, it's not ready." 

"It hurts."  She complained.

"You'll be fine." I told her.

"Well... all I'm really worried about is my eating." She explained.

"Amaya you're not going to starve!" I told her.

I gave her some Motrin for the pain then had the kids brush their teeth and go to bed. 

Twenty minutes later I heard a grunting scream coming from the bathroom.  I opened the door and there was Amaya holding her tooth in her hand leaning over the sink.

"Why won't it stop bleeding?" She started to panic.

"Amaya!  It's because it wasn't ready to come out. Oh my gosh look at the hole!"

"But I can eat right?"  She asked. 



  1. Reminds me of when I used to do that. I thought it was fun.

  2. Kids teeth gross me out, especially when they're dangling by one root for weeks. I think you're lucky she pulled it out. My kids do similar things, sometimes though not by choice. All three have had their front top two teeth knocked out, luckily they were just baby teeth. My youngest lost 5 teeth in about 2 months. The last lost tooth was at school during a halloween party. My oldest chewed a gummy candy and it ripped a molar right out - it was barely loose and left a gaping hole, like your daughters. ICK!

  3. My niece wouldn't let anyone touch her tooth. It dangled by a sliver of skin for weeks. It was disgusting. Kids are weird and funny. I'm glad I have some.

  4. PS The pictures on your blog are AWESOME!!!