The First Lost Tooth

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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.