Mar 23, 2009
The phone rings.
"Hello, Mrs. Cameron? This is Megan Taylor (Gavin's teacher). Before I start, let me say that Gavin is OK. He just had a little accident."
Uh hmmmmm. (Well, it's taken this long to finally get this call.) *Ya'll remember how accident prone Gavin is right?*
"We're into chase and tag on the playground right now and when Gavin was outside playing today, he hit the metal bar that holds the swing set and knocked his two top teeth loose. There was a lot of blood and I think that is why he is so upset. But I've got him calmed down now and we're putting a cool cloth on his mouth. You might want to take him to see your dentist. The one tooth is VERY loose."
I then went into the story of how several months ago, Gavin popped himself in the mouth with a skateboard and knocked those same 2 teeth. I told her that it was OK and that we'd check him out after school.
I heard an audible sigh. I could tell that she was relieved that I wasn't one of those freaked out kind of parents. (Who is after 4 kids, right?)
So in our family, Archie is the tooth extractor and the tooth fairy all rolled up into one handsome fella. He pulled the tooth on Sunday morning (Gavin was in a good bit of pain) and on Sunday night, he was able to slip the tooth out of the tooth fairy pillow and the money in all while tucking Gavin in for the night. Gavin is so innocent and play by the rules that he never suspected a thing. Silas is so "eye on the prize" that he sleeps with his fist wrapped tightly around the tooth pillow when he's awaiting the tooth fairy. Kind of funny how different they are.
Anyway, Gavin is fine now. And $5 richer (apparently, the nice lady that sits behind us in church pays out more than the tooth fairy ... teehee!)