Thursday, January 15, 2009

I wish I could just freeze time....

I came home from a full day of fun at the Children's Museum in New Orleans with some fellow homeschoolers, to find this. The Big Apple, no longer with a loose tooth. The tooth had finally fallen out, and I wasn't home to witness it.

I remember that day, six short years ago...when that first tooth finally came to the surface of her gum. I remember the fussiness, the drooling, the endless chewing on cold wet washcloths. And I remember that first snaggle tooth grin, when you could actually see the tooth well enough when she smiled. It feels like just yesterday.

Today, The Big Apple is quite excited, with the tooth fairy coming to visit and all. But for me, it's bittersweet. My little girl...not so little any more, has lost her first tooth. In it's place, will grow her first adult tooth.

I wish I could just freeze time. This moment in time, where my beautiful little girl can just remain a little girl, and not have to grow up.
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hip chick said...

Go find the book One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey. It's about a little girl who loses her tooth and it is the greatest Children's book. In fact you may as well pick up Blueberries for Sal, Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder by the same author. I remember when my kids lost their first teeth. It's sort of bittersweet.

Princess Of Pink said...

That is TOO sweet!!!
I still have MY first tooth somewhere, momma kept all our first teeth in a special box in her jewelry case. I also found my brother´s first lock of hair that was cut, so sweet!!