A few weeks ago (February 25th), I took the kids on a walk and to play at our neighborhood park before we came home for lunch (grilled cheese and apple slices). Everything was great until Madison bit into her apple slice and said her tooth hurt. Low and behold, her first little tooth was loose! I couldn't believe it. She's only 5 and so little and she's still like a baby, right?!
I was so excited and cried happy (read: nervous) tears. But Little Madison cried her eyes out! She was immediately convinced that she would be in horrific pain and it would just have to be ripped from her mouth. (Wtf?) It took a bit of calming her down and we watched the Bubble Guppies episode where Deema lost her tooth at the dentist. And the Peppa Pig episode where she was impatiently waiting for the tooth fairy to come. Over and over.
Then on Sunday, March 20th, Madison just wouldn't go to sleep. She was having some really bad anxiety and by 2am on that early Monday morning we came to the conclusion that she was scared to lose her tooth. She was afraid that I was going to have to yank her tooth out because it was becoming very very loose! (FYI: it never would've happened. She wouldn't even let me look into her mouth much less touch her tooth!)
She went all day Monday worrying about her tooth falling out but I didn't mention anything about it. I knew I would be brushing her teeth that evening and I'd get a good look at it then. But that night, it still wasn't ready and Madison was still very nervous about it so I ended up sleeping in her bed with her.
Then Tuesday morning I woke up early to tend to Macie and about a half hour later Madison comes running out of her room with tooth in hand!
She was so excited and I was crying happy tears and Miles and Macie were happy screaming! Maddie said she just woke up and her tooth was sitting on her lip on the inside of her mouth - no pulling required! No pain! And for that I was so thankful and happy!
That same day we went to Hobby Lobby and bought a "tooth fairy door". Madison said the cutest thing while walking around the store- "why isn't everyone asking me like, 'oh, you lost your first tooth?'" If you know Madison, you know she likes attention and reassurance. So I always make a big deal of things. And she was just so confused why everyone wasn't noticing that she lost her very first tooth! Silly girl!
I went to HobLob wanting to purchase this door.
But ended up purchasing this one instead.
We painted the door pink (duh), sprayed glitter, and glued on door knobs and the little door knocker. So. Damn. Cute.
I've seen cute ideas on Pinterest to add more to the door like a little white picket fence, flowers, etc. but i just kept it simple and Maddie loves it so I'm happy!
At bedtime we put up the tooth fairy door and hung her tooth fairy pillow on her headboard. She was so excited!
The next morning Maddie was excited to find that the tooth fairy brought her a new Frozen toothbrush, sparkly $2 bill and a tiny letter.
She's told everyone we've come in contact with since she lost it!
It's been a little over a week since Madison lost her first tooth. And every time I look at that beautiful face I can't help but also see how big she's getting!
So proud of my big girl!