Saturday, February 20, 2010
Loose Teeth Part 2
Last night Annie's front tooth didn't come out and find its way under her pillow. So this morning, I knew it was up to me to yank it out. So after everyone was up, and Annie had finished her g-tube breakfast, I gathered my tools: Kleenex, paper towels and a mirror. I asked around to see if anyone was interested in helping me. They all quickly found other things to do that involved getting in cars and driving miles away.
I was left to face Annie and her tooth alone. I went into the living room, and she looked up at me with her crooked little smile. I sat down behind her on the floor and we examined her tooth in the mirror together. I tried to assess the feasibility of my plan...yes, the tooth looked pretty loose, and this shouldn't be too hard, I thought as sweat beaded on my forehead. I grabbed a Kleenex with one hand and hugged her tight with the other, and in less than 15 seconds, the tooth was out. Mission accomplished.
Now tonight, I only have one problem. Her other front tooth is loose too.