Monday, March 10, 2008

Toothless Wonders!

It's hard to believe that my baby my oldest child who was just born who is already 6 years old, who entered kindergarten this year...is now one tooth short.

Yep, that's right. A lost tooth is just the beginning.

Next it's a driver's license.

Okay, maybe not.


But it does mean the Tooth Fairy and who knows what's next!?

{{{Deep breaths}}}

Each moment brings its own blessings. A little sad, perhaps, that he isn't the little boy that he was. But joyous in knowing that he is on the miraculous journey of life into becoming the menschy, kind, wonderful person that I already see growing before my eyes.

Shehecheyanu, v'kiyimanu, v'higiyanu lazman hazeh...thank You, God, for bringing us to this toothy milestone.

May his mouth be filled with song and his lips speak words of wisdom...

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20 comments:

Maggie said...

So fun!! What a great shot - I love his great smile that shows off that missing tooth!

Cat said...

Oh boy, congrats on raising suck a great kiddo!

Cat said...

suck=such

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

great shot! he looks so proud. congrats on the milestone!

(sorry about the snow.)

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

What a cutie! Great picture! My little kindergartner just lost his first tooth a couple of weeks ago!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your book recommendations for boys! (And I'm sorry I provided the wrong link. Thanks for taking the time to find the right page!) I will definitely check out the Magic Tree House books. They sound perfect!

And thanks for reminding me about audio books. We've done them before and he listens so much better. We also do a lot of storytelling CD's. Maynard Moose/Willy Claflin is hysterical!

Robin said...

I love how proud he looks! That first tooth sure is a big milestone, no more little kid look.

Julie said...

Look at the joy in that face!

HipMomma said...

Very very big deal! Time flies so fast. I love that last line, just beautiful.

Megan said...

i have to admit that i shed tears when my older son lost his first tooth -- i sobbed, "but he'll grow up and leave me!" the other teeth are less traumatic :)! congrats on this big event!

Maya said...

What a cutie with a missing tooth!

Sara said...

How adorable! love the smile!

Kyla said...

They get SO excited about that first tooth. I thought BubTar's head would explode from it all. And then he cried in the morning when he realized the tooth fairy took it. Luckily, Santa put in a few phone calls and retrieved it for Christmas. ;)

susiej said...

Yipee!!! He looks proud.
Did you guys gets lots of snow, or did it miss you?

kim said...

wow! It looks like it's just fallen out! what a fun milestone. My 4 year old can't wait to start loosing her teeth!?!

Rivster said...

yayayayayayay -- what a big boy. And such a shehechiyanu moment for him and for you as well.

It's weird having one kid losing teeth while another kid is just getting them.

natalie said...

May he always speak words of wisdom... AWESOME mother prayer for her child.

Since my child pulled her friends' hair today, perhaps my prayer should be "And let her hands always exhibit charity!"

I love snaggle tooth mouths, but HATE pulling teeth!!

Bonnie said...

The first bit of this post cracked me up ! I so know what you mean about them just being born but ... wait, that was 6 years ago ! My first born is the same ! He's six ... seven in November. Hasn't lost a tooth yet but he keeps asking me when he will !

melody is slurping life said...

You do have a way of telling us about life's moments. Thank you for that.

Oh my, he is so handsome even one tooth short. Great photo. He looks quite delighted.

P.S. Don't let the toothfairy fall asleep on the job. Yep, done that. :o

Golightly said...

What a cute "toothless" smile! I love what you wrote and your prayer for him at the end.

Stacy said...

Awww, what a handsome toothless little man! That is a big milestone, and one of many I know. It goes by too fast.