She didn't lose her 1st tooth until last year, the 2nd one followed the week after...then nothing. The last couple of months she has been complaining that her top 2 are loose. So much so, that some days she will not eat a sandwich because they hurt. But it's been coming and going, pretty strange if you ask me.
The last couple of days I had been hearing about the teeth bothering her so much I had just about had it. Then, at the dinner table, she is saying, "Look Mom", and wiggling this tooth, back and forth, forward and backward, and it was totally grossing me out. I mean, I was trying to eat....I'm not a DDS. I informed her that I didn't want to see it anymore, and I really was tired of hearing about it. She complied, for a bit.
After dinner, she wiggled it some more and came and showed it to me again. Oh JOY. I looked though, and noticed that it was completely detached in the back and hanging on by the teenisiest thread in the front. She said it wasn't ready to come out. "OH, YES IT IS" I said. "If only so I don't have to hear about it all day!" I told her to go get a napkin and bring it to me.
The drama began.
Collapsing in a heap on the floor.
All the while hollering, "It's MY tooth, I get to decide!"
I calmly said, "Savannah. Come over here. I will not hurt you, I am your Mom. Why don't you trust me?" Later she would relate to her Dad over the phone that I said, "Come over here, or I WILL hurt you!" Not true, but in her hysterical state, you can see how she may have thought she heard that.
Finally I stood her between my legs and wrapped an arm around her shoulders. With the other hand I wiped her tears, and told her to calm down. I then put the napkin on either side of the tooth and with the smallest amount of pressure, I pulled. Out came the tooth.
She couldn't believe it. "It's out?"
(big smiles and hysterical little giggle)
Oh, the drama!
This was 5 minutes later, you can still tell she had been crying. I CAN'T WAIT for the hormones, can you? (The 2nd one is a week behind I think....hopefully close enough that she'll remember she can trust her Mean Mom).