It was a day Alice has been waiting a long time for. For a year now I’ve been getting regular updates about everyone in her school that has lost a tooth. I didn’t quite realise what a big deal it was for them and how much we would talk about it! But I could tell you every child that has lost a tooth or has a wobbly tooth.
A few months ago Alice complained that her tooth hurt and then it turned to excitement when she realised it was wobbly. Of course she had to show me, get me to wobbly it. Which made me feel a bit queasy, I really don’t like teeth. I’ve always had a fear of the dentist since a rather traumatic experience when I was a toddler.
Since this moment we’ve had regular updates about it getting more wobbly. The constant questions about when I think it would fall out. Letting me know what will happen when it does. This wobbly tooth has been a big part of my life!
Waiting patiently for that day to come! I didn’t realise it would take quite so long to come.
Then on Thursday afternoon Alice was eating a cookie we had baked and suddenly her tooth was hanging by a thread. Her excitement levels went up a notch or too. Her face just beaming at the thought it was going to finally come out. I thought I would be sick, as she kept showing me every 5 minutes.
Telling me that the tooth fairy that lives in Wales would be coming to visit her soon. Reminding me that Father Christmas told her he would let the tooth fairy know it was wobbly. The innocence of it all just lovely to watch.
And just like that it came out!
My baby girls smile changed forever…
Of course at the moment she looks quite cute with a little gap at the front. But soon her adult tooth will start to push through and it will be a new smile for me to fall in love with.
I now have a very excited Alice who can’t wait to go to school tomorrow and show all her friends her gap!
It’s definitely a bittersweet moment! But one I had to capture forever.
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