A Month of Firsts
first missing tooth!
Grace has been waiting and waiting. Much to her chagrin, she made it through her kindergarten year without a loose tooth, although she kept asking us when it would be loose. Our answer, that it would be loose when her body was ready, wasn’t really satisfactory for her. When we were back in the U.S. this summer she found out that her friends and cousins had already lost teeth and had conspicuous gaps in their mouths and this furthered her desire to experience this rite of passage from the preschool years to the elementary years.
Three weeks before starting first grade it happened. She found that her front, bottom tooth was loose! And not only was it loose, but it was at an angle and bleeding a little, so Bekah definitely believed her. The next morning she came to us with her tooth in her hand because it had already fallen out. It seems that when one must wait longer for a loose tooth, it falls out faster.
Oh, and after asking around we found out that the going rate for the tooth fairy in Ethiopia is 10 Ethiopian birr.
Our first self-inflicted haircut!
This one was Hannah’s doing. I think the pictures pretty much tell the story.
When asked about it, she said that she wanted a haircut like Daddy’s and Doodoo’s (Grace’s).
Here she is now after a trip to the hair salon. She keeps saying, “It’s a haircut!”