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Aibu to think losing teeth at 4 isn't exactly cause for celebration?!

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WobbleYourHead Mon 16-May-16 09:42:47

DD is in reception class and over the past couple of weeks there's been a few fb posts about how "exciting" and "wonderful" it is that DCs have lost their first tooth.

Am I just being miserable in thinking that this isn't particularly a cause for celebration --especially at 4 years of age

PaulAnkaTheDog Mon 16-May-16 09:44:14


MrsJayy Mon 16-May-16 09:45:41

But it is exciting the tooth fairy visits grin yabu and a bit miserable

Toddlerteaplease Mon 16-May-16 09:45:50

No. I completely agree! It's the same as 'graduation' ceremonies from preschool/ nursery etc. Complete with gown and mortar board. grin

arethereanyleftatall Mon 16-May-16 09:45:54

It's exciting for the kids, because the tooth fairy comes.

Tiggeryoubastard Mon 16-May-16 09:46:01

The children are on Facebook and can spell exciting and wonderful?

WobbleYourHead Mon 16-May-16 09:46:04

Argh, posted too soon am not completely inept at punctuation.

Plus the fact that apparently £5 is the 'going rate' for a first tooth. My DCs had best realise that this tooth fairy is on a budget when they even remember to come.

redhat Mon 16-May-16 09:47:00

£5 is certainly not the going rate for a tooth here. £1 every time.

Kungfupandaworksout16 Mon 16-May-16 09:47:07

So? If they want to get excited over THEIR child burping the alphabet what does it matter too you? It's their social media account , it's their thoughts and opinions. Leave them too it , they aren't hurting anybody grin

MrsJayy Mon 16-May-16 09:47:39

Fiver rich fairy round your way.

WobbleYourHead Mon 16-May-16 09:47:40

They're gifted children Tigger

Artandco Mon 16-May-16 09:47:55

Our dentist says children should loose first tooth between 4-6 years. So perfectly average no? They say they will investigate why the first isn't out if none out by 7 years.

If you think about it most only loose 1-2 teeth a year, so they do need baby teeth beginning to come out by 6 years as they should have all adult teeth by 18.

Ds1 is 6 1/2, lost two teeth around 5 1/2 ( top front), none since

Ds2 is 5, hasn't lost any yet

NannawifeofBaldr Mon 16-May-16 09:47:58

I don't understand the relevance of "especially at 4 years of age"

Artandco Mon 16-May-16 09:49:13

It's £5 per tooth here also. It's just another thing growing up surely, like learning to walk, or first shoes

Tiggeryoubastard Mon 16-May-16 09:49:43

Gifted? On Facebook in reception? Bollocks.

WobbleYourHead Mon 16-May-16 09:50:51

Well at least I know I'm ok with a £1 redhat

I'm not so much bothered that they post about it more I thought 4 was pretty young for losing teeth Kungfu.

DS is 8 and only lost his 1st tooth just before turning 7.

BarbarianMum Mon 16-May-16 09:51:06

hmm Isn't this sort of crap thing just what Facebook is for?

MrsJayy Mon 16-May-16 09:51:46

The op was being sarcastic tigger its the parents on facebook

WobbleYourHead Mon 16-May-16 09:52:40

Thanks for the age clarification Art appears I'm just not in the know. blush grin

WobbleYourHead Mon 16-May-16 09:53:42

Thanks Mrsjayy

Tiggeryoubastard Mon 16-May-16 09:54:49

Well why are you Facebook friends with random people you don't seem to like, jus because your kids go to reception together?confused seems a bit needy, yet you're judging them.

Artandco Mon 16-May-16 09:55:04

It's only because I asked dentist also as wondered when Ds first came out at 5. I had asked my parents when mine came out and they replied ' Erm, when you were a child..' Gee helpful

SweetTeaVodka Mon 16-May-16 09:55:32

I can still remember being very excited about my first wobbly tooth when I was about 4 or 5 (I can remember that it was
winter but not if it was before or after my
winter birthday) and my first tooth fairy visit. I'd like to think my mum shared some of that excitement with me OP, so I'm going to say YABU.

People on my Facebook wall often seem excited about things I care little about (X Factor, holidays I'm not going on etc) but I don't let it bother me.

£5 does seem a bit steep though, not sure what the tooth fairy tends to pay round here as my eldest hasn't got there yet but I only got 20p to spend on penny sweets.

Mrsmorton Mon 16-May-16 09:56:37

4 is super early to lose baby teeth.

I wish I could get excited about mundane things. Might have a celebratory coffee because my car started first time? Am I doing this right?

TinklyLittleLaugh Mon 16-May-16 09:59:02

Well DS (just turned 10 and losing jaw teeth) gets 50p. £5.00 is ridiculous: it's meant to be a token bit of fun. DS's latest is actually lying forgotten on the coffee table because the tooth fairy novelty has worn off now.

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