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Some #1s for #2

Annie has been taking milestones by storm these last few weeks…chewing them up and spitting them out if you will.  This is true both metaphorically as well as literally.  Annie just started reading!  We have been working on high frequency words and letter sounds since the summer, but she picked up her first book about a week ago and life around here will never be the same.  She’s read a handful of books since then and doesn’t show signs of slowing.

Then, last night Annie was chomping on an apple in the kitchen when we hear her start screaming.  Running up to Will, she asks if her tooth is crooked.  She crunched that baby extremely loose.  Panic broke out as she buried her face in her hands sobbing.  Sobs continued then escalated as she stood in front of the bathroom mirror watching her tooth bleed.  Annie then revisited the screaming for a time wrapped in a ribbon of, “no, No, NO, NOOOOOOOs!!!”.  Promptly, she informed us she was going to keep her mouth closed forever.  She doesn’t want to lose it, and she says she doesn’t want anything to do with the tooth fairy.  Clenching her teeth, she stalked off.  Honestly, her reaction took me by complete surprise.

Sidenote: We lovingly give our children numbers and it is in no way, shape or form of ranking.  It started when we had to reference them in their presence without them knowing.

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5 Responses to “Some #1s for #2”

  1. gwen says:

    Your little girl is growing up! Jason (son #4) just started reading this summer. He’s my first kid that has really started reading before K. They’re all different, that’s for sure!

  2. Kim says:

    Henry has 2 loose teeth and will not wiggle them as he doesn’t want to loose them either. Just be genetic:)

  3. Brent Hedden says:

    Now I’ve heard a lot of kids say a lot of strange things, but not wanting to have anything to do with the Tooth Fairy ranks up there. Dude – it’s free money!

  4. Jessica says:

    @ Brent, that is what we tried to tell her, but she wanted the tooth still securely in place in her mouth.

  5. Rachel says:

    I call my kids babies one and two also. And sometimes Ashcrafts 3 and 4. Haha. =)