Thursday, September 25, 2008

Teething, First Grade-Style

Driving home from school today I nearly crashed the car. Lainy Ann said something so startling, something I was totally unprepared to hear, something that caused me to jerk the steering wheel. Fortunately we were on a small side street with no cars parked on the street because I swerved into the oncoming lane.

Lainy Ann has her first loose tooth. Now, since this is a blog and you can't see the expression on my face, let me tell you that I almost started crying. In fact, typing this blog is causing tears to well up again. News of this loose tooth made me forget that she had an extraordinarily bad day at school and that we are supposed to have a serious talk with consequences today. I was planning on sending her to her room, maybe even writing a letter to her teacher, and starting a new system with her to ensure she gets "green days" instead of the "yellow days" she has had for the last 3 days in a row.

But news of this loose tooth mean a whole new milestone for my baby girl. One I was totally unprepared for.

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