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The First Domino Falls

Sorry about the absence – been dealing with a head cold and doing the bare minimum for the past few days. But I have to let you know what happened yesterday, because it’s big.

To me, at least.

Cora lost her first tooth.

She’s had a wiggly bottom tooth for several months now, and we went through that stage over the summer (if you remember) of frantic notes back-and-forth with the tooth fairy as she begged for help getting it out, or at least a little advance on the cash owed her. But in spite of her vigorous efforts, the tooth stayed firmly in.

Then Cora’s best friend lost a tooth at lunch yesterday, and Cora despaired of ever getting hers out. She forced her friend to examine Cora’s own tooth, and was told “it’s hanging by a thread!”

So Cora got back in there, and according to her teacher, was working that thing the rest of the day.

When I picked Cora up her tooth was, indeed, hanging by a thread. I tried to help it come out when we got home, giving it a firm yank, but it didn’t. So I went off to work, came home after dinner – and there was my baby, MINUS ONE TOOTH.

Yep, Daddy got it out.

Without me.

My baby lost her first tooth.

She’s so darn excited, I have to do my grieving in private. And of course, I totally ignore the fact that I was trying to pull the tooth out that afternoon while Brian was still at work. But still.

Sigh. The first domino’s fallen. Her growing up will just accelerate from here.

Dang it.


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