Isabella is BEYOND excited that she had a loose tooth. She couldn't wait to pull that sucker off. Until of course when it was really time to do it. All she could talk about was her tooth being loose. So the other day (Aug. 28, 2010) we finally came to a decision it was time to pull the tooth out. At first she was game, then she realize PAIN might be involved.
So daddy, being the funny and crazy man that he is, asked if she wanted to do it the way he did it for our son Isaac. Which was tying a thread to the tooth...attached to the door and shutting the door and pulling the tooth out. Surprisingly she agreed! But as soon as daddy started tying the thread to the tooth she started to cry and get nervous. We tried a handful of times to get it tied up but she kept using her tongue to push the thread out. So, that plan was scrapped. We decided on the old method which was just pulling the tooth out by hand.
That sucker was holding on for dear life, even though looking at it it looked like it was about to fall off. We gave it a couple of try and finally after going back and forth daddy successfully pulled it out. Isabella did not even cry, she didn't even realize it was already out until daddy showed her the tooth. She went nuts! She had to make it a point to tell everyone in the house how brave she was and that she didn't cry and that she did way better than Isaac did when we pulled his tooth out. That girl was showing off and we finally had to tell her that being humble is also a good trait. We had to tell her be careful, Tooth Fairy might not like show offs! LOL!
She was so excited for the tooth fairy to come get her tooth and get money that she did not wait for me to put the tooth under her blanket. She did it on her own without telling me. Now, I put the tooth inside a tiny Ziploc baggy to keep it safe but she decided that it was better to take it out. This tooth was tiny. So when the Tooth Fairy came to check under the pillow and leave little Isabella money.....the Tooth Fairy could not find it. That Fairy was very worried and was looking all over the place. The problem was Isabella was holding on for dear life on the pillow. She had put her whole arm under the pillow, I think trying to catch the Tooth Fairy on the act! Silly silly little girl! After much searching, the tooth fairy had to give up. And will have to come back at a later time to collect Isabella's first tooth. Poor Isabella, she was so disappointed when she woke up and realize there was NO MONEY and worst the tooth was missing. I had to calm her down and tell her that the Tooth Fairy must have not come and we had to figure out why. I then told her the tooth must have been knocked off of the bed and we had to look for it.
Daddy, Isaac and Isabella looked and looked for it but no luck. Finally Mommy had to step in, with patience and determination I found that LITTLE SUCKER and rescued the day. We have yet to put the tooth under the pillow. Mommy had a 7:30 am app today and could not properly capture the moment without rushing the kids so I politely asked Isabella if we could do it tonight. Thank goodness she is a sweetie and agreed. So Tooth Fairy make sure you come over tonight and don't forget to leave chabella a lil somethin somethin for her extra patience. ;)