I've asked several people "What is a sure sign your baby is growing up?" I've had many answers, mine would be..."The first day of Kindergarten!" But now, forces of nature have caused me to change that answer. Let me start at the beginning...
Last Thursday we were driving to the lake, all is quiet in the car. All of a sudden Ethan yells "My tooth is broken!" Paul and I look at each other almost panicked. We stop for gas, I look at Ethan's tooth...IT'S LOOSE! Not really knowing what to do, we tell him not to play with it - he's going to the dentist when we get home for a cleaning anyway. He's 4 1/2 way to young to lose teeth, something has to be wrong. Fast forward to Tuesday...the hygenist comes out to tell me he not only has one loose tooth, but TWO; AND you can see his adult teeth coming in. "HE'S MY BABY, HE'S TOO LITTLE to be getting adult teeth! He has not even started school!" The dentist took a panoramic x-ray. This let's them see all the adult teeth and how well they are developing. Oh my goodness, my little boy is growing up so fast. Now we tell him to wiggle wiggle wiggle those teeth.
Ethan is quite proud he has two loose "baby" teeth and that he has "big boy" teeth coming in. Obviously, I was very undramatic in handling it all. Seriously, aren't the babies supposed to start school before they start losing teeth. This totally threw "my" whole plan, in my head, way off. Such are the forces of nature.
My sweet baby boy: