Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Teeth (or lack thereof)

For a couple of months now, Pipo's top front tooth has been loose, and it has been driving me crazy. He was constantly pulling at it, picking at it, and twisting it. Last night, it finally got to him, and he tied a string around it and yanked it out. He was beyond happy.

At 11, he has really hit the age where he is self conscious about his looks. He likes having his hair done, he asks if his clothes look alright, he is constantly checking the mirror. The prednisone induced puffiness is really getting to him, so the tooth was just one more thing.

What's amazing to me is that at 11, he is just really starting to lose all these teeth. This poor boy will be in high school and losing teeth!


Kathy said...

Funny. That is kind of late. Most of Jasmine's first grade class either doesn't have front teeth or is growing them back. Jasmine's are a bit messed up because she had a cleft lip and palate. We're looking at surgery and braces in a few years.

We are... said...

Hi there,
I just found your blog after you commented on mine. Your family is beautiful! I love your writing though I only got through a few posts. It's good to "meet."
God bless,
A Tall Fry

Anonymous said...

My son had to have 7 baby teeth pulled because they wouldn't come out and the permanent teeth couldn't come down with those primary teeth still there.

Just a word of advice to check with your dentist!