a toothless thanksgiving

CHILDHOOD, FAMILY, MOTHERHOOD

Liam has had a loose tooth for the last few weeks, which he has managed to diligently wiggle in regular intervals throughout the day, knowing that somehow, this tooth equates to some sort of monetary “prize.” Casually he questioned me, “mom, why do you have all that money in your mouth?” “What are you talking about?” I responded. “These things (pointing to my teeth); they’re money.” And as I pictured my son trying to dig or violently pull my (or his own) teeth from their gums to exchange for some random good (or let’s face it, toy), I realized there’s been a massive breakdown in communication. This of course necessitated a conversation informing Liam that in fact, as of right now, teeth are not a valid commodity; I think he was a little disappointed to learn that he had not stumbled upon an oral money tree; however, at the time, he seemed content and thankful enough still to receive any sort of reward in exchange for his “baby teeth.” And much to Liam’s pain and excitement, earlier this week, Burke gave this process a little nudge — with an accidental elbow to Liam’s face. With a little blood and a dangling tooth, only one thing consoled our crying Liam: his prize. He bravely wiggled the dangler a few more times, and out it came. Here’s the victor’s war wound.

liam's first missing tooth

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  1. Brad and Haze: we need a reunion; it’s been way too long. Unfortunately, July may be a stretch having an infant again. But we’ll do it…at some point.

  2. hi guys,

    hope he finds his tooth….sorry he lost it.

    that bean soup also looks jolly appertising and look forward to sharing a bowl with you guys soon. When are you coming to england?

    john and charity are planning for next july – how about a jahwey fellowship reunion?

    grilled chicken, cookies, bud’, random punters turning up wanting to give $50…

    bring it on….

    love

    brad and haze

  3. I know. Liam’s turned into quite a little man as of late. He did in fact get some cash (or coins) for the tooth: two golden dollars, which he exchanged for a Star Wars puzzle.

  4. i’m with you, pam. i can’t believe he is losing his baby teeth! glad you guys had a good thanksgiving.

  5. When did he get old enough to lose teeth? He’s just a little guy (in my mind, I guess). Glad you explained the deal on the goldmine in your mouth…sounded kind of scary there for a minute! Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Awwwww. That’s just sweet.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Mark, Bethany, and crew.

    Hope to see you soon! Steve and Janie

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