Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A New Smile

While we were in Isle Royal, T lost his third tooth. It had been loose for awhile, but not loose enough to pull out. We were at the Lodge and it had been raining, so we waited it out playing our new favorite card game, Kings in the Corner. After the rain stopped, the boys and I headed out to hear a park ranger talk about fishing on the island in the 1800's. We didn't all even make it out of the door, when I saw (in slow motion, of course) T slip on the wet floor outside and slam his mouth into the edge of the screen door. Blood was dripping out of his mouth and he was screaming bloody murder with big tears coming down his face. He had his hands over his mouth and we saw that his tooth was out. M and I tried to make it a happy occasion - Yay, that tooth finally fell out! But, T wouldn't have it. He was crying into the sink, saying "this is not good" and "I am not happy about this" and "it hurts too bad! It will never be the same." We got him to stop crying and got the blood stopped, when it happened...he saw himself in the mirror.

Oh. My. Goodness.

Did the crying and wailing start again! "I look ridiculous!" " I can't believe this happened!"

Needless to say, we were late for the Ranger talk, but we did make it.

He's okay now. Thank goodness.

I'm sure you're wondering.... The tooth fairy did come, but came to our house and gave him double pay (two bucks) for the "pain and suffering." When T got up to bed after we came home, he found the money and was totally stoked.

Here he is in his glory the day after the incident:


CaliforniaGrammy said...

Oh, I bet that hurt terribly, T. I'm glad you braved it and finally got to hear the ranger talk about fishing, though. Because I know you like to fish.

Great picture for the scrapbook. . . and lots of memories that Isle Royale trip has.

Aunt Patty said...

Great funny story! That T is sooo dramatic, I love hearing what he has to say. Grandma was really laughing alot while I read it to her. The ending is perfect, with a contented smile.(And sooo handsome!)

A.J. said...

T, you don't look ridiculous at all! You look really really awesome! Like a big grown up seven year old! I love that smile! And I love YOU!

SeattleS said...

Oh man! I love it. "I am not happy about this"
I remember Grandpa threatening to pull my tooth out by tying a string around it and attaching it to a slamming door...

jennavar said...

Ahhhh!!! You look so handsome! I love your smile and I love you too!