Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Loth Teef & the Toof Ferry
In the past 4 weeks Stuey has lost 5 teeth, two of which he pulled himself when they became wiggly.
1 was lost while eating an ice cream sandwich at Chuckee Cheeses. (He realized an hour or so later when it was suddenly gone)
1 was lost when rough housing at the grocery store.
1 was lost at Afognak.
Stuey has a "blood on himself" phobia...I just looked it up-called "hemophobia".
Or if he falls and hurts himself, as long as there isn't blood, he's ok. He'll quickly ask, "Am I bleeding? Am I bleeding?" When we say "No Stuey, theres no blood" an air of relief comes quickly over him.
So with losing 5 teeth in such a short time, the bleeding and stopping the bleeding are his primary concern. He almost obsessively shoves a wad of paper towels into his mouth for 30 plus minutes until he is assured and reassured by us that he won't lose even a speck more of blood.
Along with such a large number of teeth lost, the questions about the tooth fairy have been coming also. The kids asked if the fairy is a boy or girl. And in the back of the car I heard the kids say to each other, "Yeah, the tooth fairy is real. But the Easter bunny isn't real. We know Mommy is the Easter bunny".