Thursday, April 01, 2010

Memories Rewind: Loose Tooth vs. Towel

I apologize for not posting this yesterday. I was studying for a test.

My tooth had been loose for days. I agitated it with my tongue to no avail. I would go to bed trying to sleep, only waking up to find my tongue had found its way to my tooth.

I came home from school, excited to find my tooth was loser. The looser is it, the closer I am to the tooth fairy! I told myself. I grabbed a peach colored towel from my Granny's bathroom and went to work. I leaned into the mirror so that I could stare that wimpy little tooth eye to eye. Mano a Mano.

"Got it out yet?" my mom yelled from the living room. "Nope," I said disappointed that I wasn't the newest member of the snaggle tooth grin club.

"Let me at that tooth!" my Papa grinned. He just had to get in on this one. I can have it out in no time!"

Knowing he was serious, I got scared. I hopped on the counter and awaited my fate. He wound the towel between his fingers and started to put it around my tooth. "No! No! I whined.

He was determined to get that thing out despite my loud protests. "Pop!" The tooth was out and I was left with a bloody mouth. "You killed me! I screamed." To my young mind, a bloody massacre had occurred in my mouth.

Suddenly, the tooth fairy visit lost its luster. After expressing my feelings of utter disdain for Papa, I held my tooth up proudly, glad to be rid of that wiggly little thing!

Do you have any funny tooth stories?


Robyn Beele said...

Very cute story!

BK said...

My first tooth was pulled by at Kindergarten teacher at my school, lol. My second was pulled by the old tie a string to it and slam the door trick. :-)