Tonight at dinner my baby took a bite of her hamburger and then said that her tooth was hurting from "grinding." I told her to show me. Samren was sitting next to her and said, "Mom, I can see a tooth wiggling!" I said no way. She couldn't have knocked her teeth together enough to knock one lose. He insisted that he saw one wiggling. Then in my mind I realized that Bright was 5 when he started losing teeth. Oh no! Not yet! She's my baby! Too early to lose teeth! Sure enough, her first little bitty bottom tooth is about half-way wiggled out.
Of course she is absolutely FASCINATED by this! The rest of the evening has been spent discussing all things teeth. We have discussed every facet of the Tooth Fairy--what she looks like (nobody knows), what she will bring, when she brings it, how the exchange takes place. Kendi asked if we could go to the "Teeth Store." Finally we figured out she was asking to go to the Dentist! LOL! Um...yeah. I guess this is one way that I fall way short as a mother!
In the past few weeks I realized that her hair really is looking longer (in her normal free look). I've done nothing with it all summer except let it hang free with head bands or put the sides up with barrettes. A few nights ago I decided to do something with her hair before the first night of homeschool choir. Well, the first thing I learned is to NOT let 3 months go by without pulling on my child's hair! Oh my the tears and protesting! I quickly knew she wasn't going to sit through me trying to do cornrows. It was a weeknight so no 5 hour do either. I settled for a few braids in the front to act as bangs, and some "rainbow" flat twists all along the back. This is actually the first time I've had enough thickness in Kendi's hair to do box braids (the simplest style)! It's so thin that even though it stretches out to 3-4 inches in some parts, getting enough hair to gather for a braid is difficult, so those three little braids in the front are the biggest accomplishment!
Next week we will be celebrating 3 years with Kendi in our family. THREE YEARS! Three years ago I wrote THIS POST in anticipation of my baby's arrival. Three years ago our family was completed. This baby was our missing puzzle piece. Mae Mae, I still love you forever. I like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be.