I went on a really super amazingly fantastic trip to DC this week that I'm dying to tell you about, but you're not getting that tonight because (A) I'm tired, and that post - with all of its attendant picture uploading and moving and such - will take a long time to put together, and (B) this:
For those who can't decipher this (which is probably everyone except me), that is a picture of W's first loose tooth. The wiggly one is the bottom left-center one (well, your left; his right). I discovered it tonight right before bedtime. He opened his mouth, and I noticed his tooth looked a little funny. Further investigation revealed an officially loose tooth. He hadn't even noticed it yet!
He was so excited when I told him. W's friends at school and daycare have been losing teeth left and right, and he's been asking about when HE was going to lose a tooth for months.
This has sent me into another "MAH BABYBEE is growing up!" spiral. I can't believe he's starting to lose his teeth! He's officially going to hit that goofy-looking kid stage within the week! He's not a BABY any more! How does time get away from me like this? He's going to be driving and growing a terrible puberty mustache before I know it! *Sob*
Now for the important questions: what do baby teeth go for these days? What do you do with the teeth after you collect them? I think I recall getting a Susan B. Anthony dollar for the first one, and $.50 for subsequent ones. This was, of course, back in the Stone Age, and I'm not sure how inflation has affected things. I also know my mom saved our teeth, but that seems awfully gross and pointless. I mean, what does one DO with a jar or baggie full of detached teeth? Where would you keep them? But can I just throw them in the trash? That seems weird, too. Any thoughts for me?