Nothing that special about this photo right? I mean he is six (almost 7) and he has lost his front tooth. Seems like a very normal and humdrum experience, and it is.....sort of.....but a little background must be in order for you to fully appreciate the glory of this missing tooth.
You see for months....and I mean months Abram's two top teeth have been loose. In fact, they began to discolor and buck out a little. I warned him to continue to loosen them so that they would come out, after all I could see a permanent tooth trying to poke through the gums up above, looking for an exit if that tooth didn't clear the way for it.
Therefore, I bribed him with a little more money and a jaunt to the dollar store if he got on the stick with it. However, those boogers wouldn't loosen up enough to where even I could feel good about giving them that final destructive tug.
So Saturday morning he came in to give his habitual happy hello, when I saw the dratted, discolored, bugs bunny teeth taunting me AGAIN. I gave them another wiggle and was disappointed at how little progress he had made with them. So I sent Abram downstairs to let Dad have a little look-see. Once he bounced downstairs I continued on with my conversation with Teresa, and forgot all about it.
A few minutes later Abram was back upstairs, but this time his demeanor was quite deflated. He opened up his tiny mouth and their was blood all over the place. With tears in his eyes he whimpered while holding out the tiny tooth in his hand. He said that Daddy had pulled it out and he didn't think it was as ready as Daddy did. I was extremely pleased, very relieved, a wee bit shocked, and saddened all rolled into one emotion. Abram said that Daddy wanted to get them both out at the same time, but he declared with as much desperation as a six year old could muster that he could NOT endure that! lol I didn't blame him!
So now we have one stubborn tooth out and hopefully the second discolored, protruding tooth to follow soon. After all, the permanent tooth from the first hole is already filling in and coming down remarkably fast. They are ready to come out, whether they want to come out or not!