I think this tooth was evicted, as grownie teeth #1 and 2 are already occupying the space of babies #1-3. Eminent domain, y’all. Luckily the tooth fairy was there to provide compensation.
[Side note: the tooth fairy left L what I had been certain was a Sacajawea golden dollar coin but was actually a Rutherford B. Hayes dollar coin. Old Ruthy there just does not convey the same romance. L was underwhelmed.]
The wonderful thing about L missing her lower left-center tooth and having two little toothlets in the lower right-center positions is that her smile currently exactly matches her father’s with his missing tooth and two bent-back broken teeth, bless their hearts and future orthodontia expenses.
But their fun is short lived, as the lovely husband has his first dental surgery tomorrow morning. They’re actually pulling a healthy tooth because it’s sturdier to bridge in four fake teeth than three. He’ll get implant posts put in tomorrow and four fake plastic teeth called snappers. He’s turning into a Lego action figure. Next year sometime, the snappers will be unsnapped and he’ll get permanent falsies.
So this is just a blink, a moment, a twinkle of a
but right at this moment they’re a perfect matched set.