Youngest worried about potentially eating a tooth

My youngest has two wiggly teeth. It’s reached fairly absurd levels where she won’t eat on one side, has a diet of mush, requests a whole lotta special care, and you know what that’s ok.

What’s not OK is when she goes to sleep she’s worried about accidentally swallowing the tooth and not getting visited by the tooth fairy. I told her that if she did we’d just send a requisition for a visit and that the whole thing was NFTs now and we basically had that with her recent X-Rays at the dentist, but this did not cheer her up particularly.

She’s worried she’s going to eat and then poop a tooth.

A couple of nights ago Kim told her to put her tongue over the tooth while she slept and that would keep it in. Why? Didn’t know, this was just what she had invented I believe. Last night I was presented with the worries once again and asked what would happen and I told her the same – put your tongue over the tooth, it’ll keep it in there for the night.

Our boy Coco 6
Our boy Coco 6

She asked why. I told her that I’d heard that from her mother, and she hadn’t lost a tooth in the entire time I’ve known her. This seemed to be what was needed and another night down.

Freaking teeth losing monsters are driving me crazy with their teeth losing ways.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.