Over the past few months Kyle has lost two teeth— one that Owen pulled out for him (they have a tendency to pull each other’s loose teeth out), and one that came out while eating his lunch at school last spring. He’s been saving both of these teeth, stored safely in the Tooth Fairy Pillow, waiting and waiting and waiting for all these months for Owen to lose a tooth. They insist on holding out for the Tooth Fairy until they have at least one tooth each in the pillow. I have no idea how (or why) they came up with this policy for themselves, but it is their hard-and-fast rule at this point. Owen’s front teeth have been slightly wiggly for quite a while now. But for the last two weeks or so his front left tooth has been driving us all crazy. He has been playing around with it in his mouth incessantly, and has been adamant that he does not want Kyle to pull this one out. I had told him that if the tooth wasn’t out by the time school starts that I was going to pull it out – no questions asked – because I couldn’t allow him to go to school being so distracted by that tooth. Finally, yesterday, while we were at the pool, it came out. None of us are quite sure how—but none of us really care, because finally the tooth is out (huge relief to us all). He was so excited and couldn’t stop looking at himself in the mirror. Right away he brought his tooth upstairs and tucked it into the tooth fairy pillow with Kyle’s 2 teeth. They decided that tonight is the night that they’ll leave them for the Tooth Fairy. They are very curious as to what will happen— what does the Tooth Fairy leave for 3 teeth?! We don’t know! But we’re soon to find out!