It's like she read my mind

July 15, 2007

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The Swimmy came bounding into our room this morning fully of grins and sleepy eyes and simultaneously leaped on our bed and announced, “Mommy! I have two loose teeth! Right here on the bottom! Seeeee???!!!”

My heart sank.

I’ve been dreading this for months. The naturally planned destruction of her beautiful smile. I’m ready for a lot of things to come in her life, but this one bothers me. She will, in one moment, go from beautiful little girl to awkward elementary school girl. It’s hard to think about.

Husband always says to treasure the ages of 3 to 6. I think he’s right. I like Six. I’m not ready for Seven or anything that looks, smells or feels like Seven. Seven freaks me out.

So, anyway.

After she proudly announced The Loosening of the Teeth, I MIGHT have pouted a little and asked her to stay Six for a little while longer.

“No, Mommy, I have to go forward. To Seven.”

“Are you sure? Couldn’t you stay Six?”

“No.”

“Maybe Five?”

“NOOOOO.”

And then? she busted into tears and looked me dead in the eye and said,

“Don’t worry, Mommy. I’ll always be your daughter. Forever.”

Yep. That’s goin’ in the scrapbook as one of my finer Mom Moments.

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4 Responses to “It's like she read my mind”

  1. Kathryn in NZ Says:

    Yup – hate the whole gap toothed smile thing. And why is it that milk teeth are so straight and even while (in this household anyway) the adult teeth are begging for the orthodontist?

  2. john Says:

    I thought my kids with the gaps looked neat. lol I knew they were growing and it made me feel good to know I did ok getting them this far. But that was all to precious what she said…. a very specail moment indeed. :)

  3. Chris Cactus Says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s the sweetest thing I’ve heard all week.

  4. hazelhazel Says:

    So sweet. Imagine that statement without any front teeth……..even sweeter!!