Teeth in a Box


Last week, Olivia was watching me edit some pictures in my office & she found a small wooden box that her sister made for me when she was younger.  She picked up the box and gave it a shake and she could hear that something was inside it.  I didn't pay much attention to, or even recall what was in the box at the time she picked it up.

A few minutes later-she asked me what was in the box.  I told her, as I remembered when she asked "well it's teeth".  She said "uuuu-that's so gross" and went to put the box back with a horrified look on her face.  I had to keep myself from laughing.

I said, well it's not gross - they are little baby teeth.  She said "who's" I explained that they were Teresa's, Gavin's, Weston's & Xander's....and then went on to explain to her that she would too, loose her baby teeth & that it didn't hurt and new big teeth, like mine would grow in.

She seemed pretty satisfied with my explanation of my teeth in a box but was curious if she would have her gap when her new teeth came in.

I told her that it would probably go away when the big new teeth came in and she seemed disappointed.  I loved to see that in her face because it meant that she no longer felt the sting of what a girl at her daycare had said to her about gap a little more then a year ago.  It felt good to know that she was comfortable in her own skin and in her smile despite her small imperfection.  She is perfect to me, she is perfect to her dad.  She is just perfect and I will also be sad to see the gap go!

xoxo, Lela

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