Thursday, August 13, 2009

Procrastinating Bedtime by Knocking Your Teeth Out

So last week, hours after we sent the kids to bed, the boys came downstairs and informed us that they each had a loose tooth that just couldn't wait any longer, and needed to be pulled out. Now these loose teeth of theirs had been loose for about two months, and hadn't ever bothered their bedtime routine. On this day, however, it seemed that it couldn't be ignored.

We each took turns feeling the wobbly teeth (the 5th loose tooth for Keaton and the 1stt for Kolby) and decided that they weren't wobbly enough. If they wanted them pulled now, they would need to wiggle them some more. So they did. They came back in a few minutes and both of their teeth were considerably more loose. Time to pull them out.

Kolby didn't want to get some tissue and have us work the tooth out. He wanted to tie some string to his tooth and knock it out by force. I think he has watched too many movies. At any rate, he was not to be influenced my way. He got some dental floss and waited patiently as his daddy tied it around his tooth.

Then they tied it around the doorknob.

Heath told Kolby that if he wanted to do this, he would have to push the door closed himself. It had to be a big push too. Kolby understood.
He pushed. The tooth popped out. Kolby couldn't have been more pleased with himself.

Not to be outdone, Keaton decided that he had to have his tooth pulled the same way. So once again, the husband found himself standing by the door, tying floss to the door, and to Keaton's tooth.

Keaton was asking "Will it hurt?" Heath said "Yes." Keaton still decided to go for it. With a little ninja yell, he slammed the door closed.

The floss popped off his tooth. They tried it again. Same thing happened. Third times a charm. The tooth came off with so much gusto....that we couldn't find it anywhere. We all got on our hands and knees and looked around, but without luck. Still, he got his tooth out. He was happy.

Then, to procrastinate bedtime even more, both the boys decided they had to write notes to the Tooth Fairy. Keaton, especially, was worried that the Tooth Fairy wouldn't come for him because he had no tooth to leave for her, so he wanted a note to explain things. Next post: Tooth Fairy Notes.

12 comments:

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

That is such a great night! What cool boys!

ps. a little ninja yell always helps me to do something hard!

Cr4zySAHMandArmywife said...

Ouch! Lol gotta love boys! Can't wait to read the tooth fairy notes.

BrittanyLane said...

Wow! Your kids are brave! Mason was a total wuss when his tooth was practically hanging out of his mouth. He wouldn't let anyone touch it. It finally flopped out on its own. So gross.

Megan said...

crazy boys! What a good way to procrastinate going to bed!

Heidi said...

Very funny! I didn't know that door trick actually worked. We may have to try it.

I have told my kids that the tooth fairy has a deadline.. if you aren't on her list by 9pm.. she won't be there until the next night.

DougandSheilah said...

Love it. My kids are boring and just want to get a drink or go to the bathroom at least yours have some imagination. :)

Dan and Katie said...

I can't believe that actually works!

purejoy said...

ohmystars!! that is such a funny story! i can't wait to see the tooth fairy letters!

Colleen said...

Woah! Your boys are so brave! Mine always wait and wait until it pretty much falls out on its own. I am sure the tooth fairy understood the predicament. So funny!

Maynards said...

Your boys have some serious guts! I was always too afraid to try the door trick. I am glad to hear that it worked. Busy night for the tooth fairy!

Jones said...

oh don't worry! with any luck Keaton's tooth will be found by the new little when when crawling begins! ;)

Melvin said...

Crazy boy!
It remembers my old days ...
Thanks for sharing...
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