Ava lost another tooth on Monday night.
That's 3 down and many more to go.
It must feel extra weird for Ava as she couldn't stop looking at her teeth in the mirror!
This was also the first tooth that was painful as it fell out. When Ava lost her first two teeth they were incredibly wobbly and fell out easily without any help. This tooth however, put up a fight. It wasn't ready to fall out but was forced to go early when Ava accidentally bit into a popsicle stick. One minute Ava was happily eating a strawberry popsicle, the next she was laying on the floor, screaming in agony with blood dribbling out of her mouth as her tooth, which was twisted sideways, hung on by a small thread. It was not a pretty sight and it was one that lasted about 45 minutes until the ibuprofen I gave her kicked in. She finally calmed down enough to get into bed with the tooth still attached.
Just as she started to drift off to sleep the tooth popped out. Hooray! I was worried that it would fall out and be swallowed overnight as she slept. Trust me, the Tooth Fairy is not keen on trying to track down swallowed teeth!
Ava decided that she needed to write a letter to the Tooth Fairy letting her know just how painful her tooth falling out had been.
How funny is that letter? "I looked like a vampire who had bitten someone" - I love that part!
As you can see, Ava left an empty spot for the Tooth Fairy to answer her question about what she will do with the tooth. I wasn't sure what the Tooth Fairy should respond with so I kept it vague and went with "I recycle the best teeth and yours was a good one". I'll let Ava interpret that however she likes. Maybe the tooth will be recycled for another kid or maybe it will be crushed and turned into something else. Ava suggested that maybe it will be crushed into baby powder for Mathilde's butt!
I'd love to hear your suggestions of what the Tooth Fairy does with all those teeth she collects!