Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Toddler Tooth Fairy

Z's tooth finally comes out this Thursday and for the past few weeks we have led him through a crash course on baby teeth and the Tooth Fairy. We have read many books (our favorite being Franklin), ordered a special tooth pillow, have said a little "prayer" to the tooth fairy asking for a special present and talked about how the dentist is going to take out his "boo boo" tooth and then it won't hurt him anymore.

This whole concept is a bit old for Z but he seems to be understanding it pretty well, especially the Tooth Fairy part :) In the Franklin book the Tooth Fairy brings different things to different children. One receives money, one a book and one a box of crayons. When we asked Z what he wanted the tooth fairy to leave for him he said, "a box of special crayons so I can draw". Our original plan had been for the Tooth Fairy to leave some money for his piggy bank but how can you refuse such a simple and sweet request?

Now that Z is prepped for what is to come on Thursday, it is time to get daddy ready for the big day. No parent wants to see their child in pain (no matter how big or small) and I know it will be very hard for S to restrain Z while he is crying. Our goal is to not have to put him under which means that S is going to have to do whatever it takes to keep him still so that he takes in enough gas so that the Novocaine shot will not be so painful. I unfortunately can not be in the room because I am pregnant, so my mom and Z's beloved Curious George will be going in my place. It will be a long 30 minutes for me sitting in that waiting room, not being able to be there to comfort Z. But when I think of all of the horrible things that children around the globe are suffering from, it puts this whole thing in perspective and makes me realize how blessed we truly are.

I will let you know how it goes....


MamaB said...

Good luck to Z, S and you! Hopefully once they get the gas going and his all "happy" the tooth will be out before he even realizes it! I will keep you in my thoughts!

A Buns Life said...

I will be thinking about you all!!

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