"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Say Good-bye to Nanny McPhee!

I know I've mentioned how terrible McKaylie's teeth are. They've been a problem since she was about 3 years old. Her two front teeth have probably been the worst and so we've been anxiously waiting for them to come out. However, as usual, her teeth had to put up a fight. Her permanent tooth came in behind the baby tooth. The dentist kept telling us to just keep wiggling and working with it and it would eventually get loose and come out. So we've been wiggling and wiggling and wiggling for at least 3 months now and that tooth just wasn't getting very loose. The permanent tooth had pushed on it, though, and was making the baby tooth stick out. So, McKaylie could have her mouth closed and her tooth would be sticking out. We told her she looked like Nanny McPhee! She was not thrilled about it, but that became the tooth's nickname, Nanny McPhee. (For those of you, who haven't seen the movie Nanny McPhee, she has a big time snaggle tooth that is sticking out when her mouth is closed)

McKaylie wouldn't "work" on her tooth by herself, though, because if it caused her even the slightest bit of pain, she didn't want to have anything to do with it. Chad and I have been determined to get it out, though, because we've paid enough to have her teeth worked on and pulled and we just didn't want to pay to have another tooth of hers pulled. So, after months of hard work and lots of tears, I, FINALLY, pulled her tooth today! Hallelujah!!!!!! No more Nanny McPhee! And even McKaylie told me she was glad that it was out.............of course she said it was because now we'd stop bothering her about her tooth! I think deep down, she's glad it's gone and her new tooth can move forward!

In the picture, you can hardly see where her "hole" is because her permanent tooth has already come in so much!

1 Comment:

Maine Mom said...

I'm glad you were able to get McKaylie's tooth out without the dentist's help! I hope the tooth fairy visited last night :-)

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