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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Growing Up & the Tooth Fairy

So, I'm sitting outside enjoying watching Meggie play. As I watch her, I kinda wish I could just keep her this age a little longer.

I got to thiking bout this after Bridgette lost a front tooth last night. See, every time Bridge loses a tooth, Meg asks when she's gonna start losing her teeth. I realized this morning that it's a lot closer than it seems.

I'm pretty sure the actual reason she wants to lose her baby teeth is that she wants a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

Now, our Tooth Fairy never pays more than a $1.50 a tooth. The least she pays is $0.50. It's all very precise. Takes into account what tooth was lost, how it was lost, how traumatic was it (dentist maybe), and how much change is on the Tooth Fairy at the time.

I get that, I do. I get that since getting her piggy bank she's busting a gut to fill it.

At same time I'm wishing Meggie didn't want to grow up so fast, Bridge is growing up way fast. Sean, too. When did they all get so big? Needing me just a little less every day.

The Tooth Fairy is not the beginning of growing up. I just think it's the most notable mile stone and sign that they are.

It all is just too much for me to put into words right now. And it all started with Bridge losing her first front tooth. Her telling me hard it was to talk with that tooth missing. Then Meg asking when she was gonna lose her baby teeth.

*le sigh*

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