Tuesday, September 13, 2011

a tooth fairy tale

Soon after his fourth birthday and days after his four year pictures
My boy played superhero over an exercise ball and his face met the gym floor
He and Mommy had to take a trip to the dentist and have booth top, front teeth pulled.
He was so brave
 The tooth fairy has come back a year later in full force
to make sure she outshines the ladder experience.
Two teeth during school yesterday
a third tonight
a hat trick of teeth if you will
For that brave boy a year and a half ago
is a now a much bigger boy
 and so proud of himself
Shoulders back, chest puffed up a bit more on his way to bed
And the scared Mommy who took him to the dentist and had to hold him down while they pulled his teeth, go to be the one who pulled his tooth tonight, held the paper towel on the bleed and nuzzled his nose with a whisper of "my brave boy, I am so proud of you"

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