Tuesday, 5 August 2008

A Little Boy's Fall For Grace

My daughter has lost 8 teeth so far, and until today my son had lost just the bottom two. They've both written letters to their Tooth Fairies and discovered that hers is called Gretel and his is called Grace.

Just before we left America on Sunday, one of my son's top teeth moved into a new phase of wobbliness. By this morning, after some frantic jiggling, he was able to poke it out of his mouth like Nanny McPhee.

This afternoon he cried out, in a panic, that his wobbly tooth really hurt. As I walked towards him, I saw him give it a big tug, his head went slowly down onto the table and then he fell backwards to the floor. The tooth was out and he had fainted.

He awoke almost immediately and started crying so I picked him up and took him upstairs to lie down on my bed. He was white as milk with no colour in his lips, and his eyes were scarily sleepy. He had a headache and pins and needles in his shoulders. I reassured him but needed reassurance myself, so I called my parents. Then I called the doctor, who said as long as he hadn't banged his head on the way down I should keep him home and let him rest. The poor little boy felt awful.

After a while his cheeks were pinker and he looked less worried so I took him downstairs for a drink, some cookies and Bedknobs and Broomsticks on DVD. He got back to his normal bouncy self as the evening progressed. As he put that troublesome tooth in an envelope for Grace, he thought for a moment and said: "if I write and tell her this tooth made me faint, do you think she'll give me more money?"

23 comments:

  1. Poor little lad! Glad he's okay and hope Grace coughs up. He deserves it:-)q

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  2. yikes, that whole fainting thing is just weird, but i'm glad he's o.k. yeah, grace should give him a bit extra :)

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  3. Oh no, my teeth are wobbly too!

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  4. I hope she says "yes" a he gets a walloping huge amount. What a guy!

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  5. Oh yes, he deserves extra for his ordeal.

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  6. Sounds like a boy born into a litigious age! I've never heard of fainting when losing a tooth - have to watch out for that one. Glad he's OK, if a little mercenary! :)

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  7. the tooth fairy6 August 2008 at 14:51

    Yes, absolutely!

    (and your Mum deserves a nice big glass of red wine too)

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  8. Ah that's my boy! He'll grow up to be a right entrepeneur!

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  9. Oh how scary for you ... and him ... and I do hope ToothFairy Grace gives him a bit more for his trouble!

    :-Daryl

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  10. Bless his heart! I hope Grace will take his trauma into consideration and be generous. :)

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  11. Good boy, getting into compensation culture at an early age. Hope he's OK now - the fainting sounds scary...

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  12. Update: He did get a bit extra this time! And he's feeling fine today thanks, talking non-stop about fainting and the drama of it all.

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  13. Glad he is alright. Does this mean that he will faint every time a tooth comes out in order to get more from the tooth fairy?

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  14. Oh, that must have been awful for him. He deserves double, I reckon. I hope he's feeling better today :)

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  16. cute little story. here from david's blog, oh, and love the photos from out of africa.

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  17. Your tooth fairies have names? Are all Brits so cool?

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  18. Charlie, thanks for getting in touch - I've just emailed you from my hotmail account - GBS.

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  19. Did he get a little extra for it?

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  20. Bedknobs and Broomsticks would be the answer to all ills if I ran the world...and did Grace (love that his TF's name is Grace...my Mom's name you know...you didn't?) Hope you are all well and that the TF brought him a ton of money
    Sandi

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  21. There's an entrepreneur in the making!!!

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  22. Oh poor little man. I'm impressed that he pulled his own tooth though. What a talent. :D

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