The First Lost Tooth


From the moment he lost his first tooth Ryan insisted he would keep them all forever.  The Tooth Fairy was kind enough to leave this first one behind, along with a shiny silver dollar…

Ryan’s teeth continue to fall out but while the anticipation of a visit from The Tooth Fairy has diminished, he still wants to keep them.  Now I find teeth in pockets, on the floor of the car and tucked in dresser drawers long after they left his mouth.  A quiet little sign that he is growing up in bits and pieces, too old for some myths and stories but still wanting to hold on to the excitement of loosing a tooth and keeping a souvenir.

Posted as part of the Daily Prompt:  First.

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23 thoughts on “The First Lost Tooth

  1. Crazy isn’t it? As mom’s we are waiting and waiting for those silly teeth to come in, and the kids can’t wait for them to come out! 🙂 My grandson just went through the experience of losing his first tooth. Brought back some fond and not so fond memories of when I lost my 1st tooth. I think I tried to keep mine forever too…I’m pretty sure I don’t have them anymore, at least I hope not! 🙂 But you’re right…they definitely grow up way too fast!


      1. Yes, I know exactly what you mean! I remember those days oh so well. I love my kids dearly, but I have to admit, I was really looking forward to the “empty nest” days! Hang in there…your day will be here soon! 🙂


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