My oldest son lost his first tooth on his seventh birthday. This is something he has been looking forward to since his friend ( who is a little over a year older then he is ) first started loosing teeth a couple of years ago.
Alex first noticed his wiggly tooth a few weeks ago. He had been asking me every day if his tooth was loose enough to come out yet and every time I told him not yet, he was disappointed. The afternoon of his birthday he told me his tooth was hurting, I looked at it and noticed that the adult tooth was coming in and the pressure he felt was why he said it hurt. The tooth was ready to come out for sure, I offered to pull it and so did his Grandpa but he was to scared to let us try. Off and on for the rest of the day he wiggled his tooth, trying to get it out on his own.
When bedtime hit I offered one last time to pull it out but he still said no. So we read his bed time story, tucked him in and I told him maybe we could do it tomorrow. It was not even a few minutes later that he came down stairs and told me he was ready to let me pull his tooth. I had him close his eyes and count to ten, he had not even gotten to five and I had the tooth out.
Of course I had to snap a picture before I sent him back to bed. We put his tooth in a zip lock bag, he stuck it under his pillow and then he told me he was going to go to sleep right away so the tooth fairy would come ( we told him a long time ago that the tooth fairy’s magic does not work unless he is sleeping ).Chris and I were awake for a few more hours and right before we went to bed I went upstairs and made the swap. It is a good thing that my son is such a heavy sleeper, he was clutching the bag in his sleep but I was still able to get it out of his hand and slip the money in place.
The next morning Alex came running down stairs with his new tooth fairy money. Chris I decided that the first tooth was worth $5. I told Alex that the tooth fairy gives something special for the first tooth and the last tooth. He knows that each tooth in between will not be as much.
Alex is excited to keep losing teeth. He actually has a couple that are almost ready to come out. He is back to wiggling them everyday and asking me when he is going to loose the next one.