Well, you know the rest. Except Mia's teeth never gave her any time to want them for Christmas. Her new ones started growing in before the baby ones fell out. Mia was happy to finally lose a tooth but I, on the other hand, am sad. I mean, a child losing a tooth is like growing up 5 years overnight. It is such a growth milestone. I'm not ready to have a 6 year old much less one who is losing teeth. Starting that gaps-in-the-teeth awkward stage of life. I guess her teeth and her growth couldn't care less what I am ready for.
She actually brought the pliers to Grandpa Martin and had him pull the first one out. It was the day after Thanksgiving. Luckily the tooth fairy had a little cash in her bag.
This is a good view of the teeth growing in, in all kinds of wrong places. They have straightened considerably since the baby teeth came out.
OH THE HORROR OF GETTING THE SECOND TOOTH OUT. Mia did not willingly want this one out. It was hanging by nothing but she was afraid it was gonna hurt. Ben and I just wanted it out so the new tooth had a chance to grow in straight. After many tears it finally was pulled Monday night with dental floss.