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to be upset about DS's first lost tooth?

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IamAporcupine · 25/07/2017 13:31

Just got a call from DH - DS lost his first tooth today. They do not know where, probably in the street. So it is literally lost.

AIBU to feel very upset about it?

OP posts:

DonaldStott · 25/07/2017 13:32

What did you want to do with it?


waitforitfdear · 25/07/2017 13:33

Yes you are but we have all been there.

Tell him the tooth fairy swooped on it in the street and have a glass tonight to celebrate the first tooth loss of very very many Smile


InDubiousBattle · 25/07/2017 13:34

No, I'd probably be a bit upset too. I'd want to do the tooth fairy thing with it but I'm sure you'll get plenty of posts saying you're being silly. Is your ds likely to be upset by it? How old is he?


Flossy1978 · 25/07/2017 13:34

It happens. Why would you be very upset over it? A bit OTT.


Pancaker · 25/07/2017 13:35

DC1 lost his first tooth too, dropped on the way to the school secretary who had special envelopes for such occasions. But he wasn't bothered as he said there was no such thing as the tooth fairy anyway. And I thought it was a bit gross to keep it anyway.


Monkeyinshoes · 25/07/2017 13:36

My eldest DS swallowed his first lost tooth. Tooth fairy still came.

Don't understand why you'd be upset about it.


chitofftheshovel · 25/07/2017 13:36

Yanbu, for me teeth falling out are huge events, especially the first.

Tooth fairy will have to write an extra special teeny tiny note to say she understands and still leave the money (maybe she'll even find it, they have a sixth sense like that!)


MrsBobDylan · 25/07/2017 13:37

My first child swallowed the first four accidentally...I was beginning to think the fairy would feel robbed!

Yabu but is quite understandable.


IamAporcupine · 25/07/2017 13:47

It is not about the tooth fairy, that's not a problem it will come anyway etc etc

What did you want to do with it?
Keep it of course!

I find this a very strange question - I always assumed everyone would like to keep the first lost tooth of their child?

OP posts:

beela · 25/07/2017 13:49

Ew. No. Why would you want to keep it? Confused


NicolasFlamel · 25/07/2017 13:49

My mum kept all of my teeth in her jewellery box Confused it was a grim find when I was looking at all the nice bits and pieces.


Shadow666 · 25/07/2017 13:50

My mum kept all my teeth. I think its disgusting though. I didnt keep any of my kids teeth.


IamAporcupine · 25/07/2017 13:51

InDubiousBattle He has just turned 5 1/2 I do not think he is too upset.

chitofftheshovel thanks, glad I am not the only one

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gamerchick · 25/07/2017 13:57

People keep them? I just chucked in the bin Confused

Never mind OP, more will follow that one.


InDubiousBattle · 25/07/2017 14:57

I used to sell mine to my Grandma because she paid more than the tooth fairy Blush. We found them all in a box on her dressing table after she died. I'll be keeping my dc's teeth. I thought everyone did!


Changedjustforthisonly · 25/07/2017 15:01

My DS has lost two and swallowed both of them!


formerbabe · 25/07/2017 15:05

Don't worry about the tooth fairy. They find the teeth with their tooth fairy radar and still leave money and a letter explaining this Grin


Allthewaves · 25/07/2017 15:07

Mine get chucked in the bin. Don't understand the need to keep old teeth yuk


RhubardGin · 25/07/2017 15:08

Ewww why would you want to keep it?

I thought they all just got chucked in the bin?


PsychoPumpkin · 25/07/2017 15:09

I keep teeth too OP. I know it's gross but my three have their own tins I keep hidden that contain lost teeth.

Apparently the tooth keepers are in a minority (a weird, weird minority Blush)


DonaldStott · 25/07/2017 15:10

What would you keep it for? Genuine question.

To give it back to your dc when they're older? Sure they wouldn't thank you for it.

Maybe keep them all to make a set of tiny dentures?


AreWeDoingThisNow · 25/07/2017 15:12

A friend of mine was presented with all his baby teeth in a medicine bottle by his parents the day he moved out.

I might keep DDs just so I can do this, because his confusion was hilarious.


Bingeslayer · 25/07/2017 15:12

I keep the first tooth (or in dd1's case the fifth because she lost them or swallowed them)


YoureMyWifeNowDave · 25/07/2017 15:15

My DD lost her first tooth in a Wacky Warehouse, it's probably still in there somewhere Confused


horsefeathers · 25/07/2017 15:15

As a child I negotiated to get paid by the tooth fairy but still keep my teeth! I had a little box shaped like a house to put them in. Looked like a jewellery box, inside HUMAN TEETH. Some still slightly bloodstained. Sort of sums up the kind of child I was.

YANBU to feel upset about it, OP, but you need to keep it to yourself and try to get perspective. Teeth are tiny little things, they can end up anywhere as they fall out. We dropped one of DD's on the carpet at home and still never found the bloody thing despite searching for hours - it must have bounced off out of sight and eventually been got by the hoover. It's a memento you wanted but there will be many more things to keep as the years go by. You're not going to forget his lovely toddler smile full of pearly whites, even when he's a hulking teenager with a brace.

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