10 Oct


Yesterday evening was my monthly bookclub, mainly made up with other mums. So inevitably the conversation goes around the kids, being a mum, discipline and the latest happenings in each other’s kids’ life. Some kids have recently lost their first milk tooth. They’re about 6, or at least 5 and a half. And I sit there thinking, oh well, I still have a few months before feeling that my little tiny premature baby-girl is turning into this not-so-small-anymore little girl.

I was only half surprised when this morning, L. tells me ‘hey look mummy, this tooth is a bit skew!’. Only half-surprised because L. had quite a few accidents with her teeth. She fell off her scooter when she was just 2 and damaged her two front top teeth, leaving the one black. But not to worry, 2 years later, she fell from a chair- a freak accident! – and managed to uproot and rip out the same front tooth, doing a very clean job.

So she has a skew tooth, big deal! Who wouldn’t have after all these near-death accidents ūüôā But being the attentive and compassionate mum that I am, I take a closer look and here it was, a wobbly tooth!

Hearing the other mums’ stories about their child losing their first tooth sounded cute but almost quite insignificant, for me at least… until it’s about to happen to MY little girl. So before the tooth disappears for ever, only to be replaced by a big, permanent, in need of attention and probably skew adult one, I want to keep that baby-smile engrained, if not in my memory (although I sure hope so!), at least in my computer!

My 5 year, 1 month and 21 days old little girl.



One Response to “WOBBLY TOOTH – SIGH!”

  1. inks75 October 10, 2008 at 2:35 pm #

    Hier soir c’√©tait mon bookclub mensuel, principalement compos√© d’autres mamans. In√©vitablement la conversation circule autour des enfants, etre une maman, discipline et les derniers √©v√©nements dans la vie des enfants de chacun. Quelques enfants ont r√©cemment perdu leur premi√®re dent de lait. Ils ont environ 6, ou au moins 5ans et demi. Et je m’arrete a penser, OH bien, j’ai toujours quelques mois avant le sentiment que ma petite b√©b√©-fille pr√©matur√©e minuscule se transforme en cette plus-tres-petite fille.
    Je n’etais qu’a moitie etonn√©e quand ce matin, L. me dit “maman, regarde, cette dent est un peu tordue !’. Seulement a moiti√©-√©tonn√©e parce que L. a eu quelques accidents avec ses dents. Elle est tomb√©e de son scooter quand elle avait juste 2 ans et endommag√©e ses deux dents sup√©rieures, l’une etant maintenant noire. Mais pas d’inqui√©tude, 2 ans apr√®s, elle est tomb√©e d’une chaise – un accident anormal ! – et parvenu √† se d√©raciner la m√™me dent de devant, faisant un travail tr√®s propre.
    Donc elle a une dent oblique, quelle affaire! Qui n’en n’aurait pas apr√®s tous ces accidents de folie! Mais √™tre la maman attentive et compatissante que je suis, je jette un coup d’oeil de plus pres, et ici se tenait une dent qui bouge !
    Entendre les histoires des autres mamans au sujet de leurs enfants perdant leur premi√®re dent etaient mignonnes mais presque tout √† fait insignifiantes, pour moi en tout cas‚Ķ jusqu’√† ce que ce soit sur le point d’arriver √† MA petite fille. Ainsi avant que la dent disparaisse pour jamais, pour n’ √™tre remplac√© que par une dent enorme, permanente, n√©cessitant de l’attention et probablement tordue, je veux garder ce sourire de bebe, engraine dans ma m√©moire et dans mon ordinateur !

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