Coach Reid and I were teaching some Pre-K kids when suddenly Connie starts screaming. We go over to her and her mouth is bleeding and there is a fresh hole where a tooth used to be.
We both were so excited for her that we kind of ignored the fact that she was crying. We were saying things like, "Oh boy, you lost your tooth...now the tooth fairy will come...is this your first tooth?...did you pull it out yourself?..." I drug her over to the mirror so she could see the hole in her mouth--but this made her cry more.
She didn't seem to know how her tooth came out and in fact, she didn't even know where the tooth was. We looked in her mouth and couldn't see it anywhere. I thought she had swallowed it or something, then finally one of the other kids found it on the floor. It was the tiniest tooth ever!
Finding her tooth helped her stop crying so we sent her to the nurse. The nurse at our school gives the kids a necklace with a little container on it—shaped like a tooth--to keep the lost tooth in. Connie came back to class smiling with her new necklace.
I saw her the next day and she said that she got $2 from the Tooth Fairy. Man, prices keep going up and up for these kids’ teeth!