Well, more like she lost her tooth, then got it back, then lost it again.
Alice fell off a wall and did a face-plant into the sidewalk. In addition to scrapes and bruises, one of her front incisors popped out and she was rushed to the doctor and then the dentist.
The dentist reinserted the tooth into the socket, saying it could reroot itself to her mouth.
Question: Is this legit? Because I'm pretty sure Alice is not a lizard.
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This means poor Alice will be missing one of her front teeth for at least four years — and maybe longer (though central incisors are usually the first adult teeth to come in). She's always been a tough girl, and now she has a tough girl's smile.
It also led to our first experience acting as the Tooth Fairy.
As with our young family's Christmas traditions, we had to decide how to handle this procedure. Kelly decided to gather the kids around and write a note to the Tooth Fairy that we would leave by Alice's bed.
We also had to settle on how to compensate Alice for the tooth.
I'm not really sure what the going rate is these days, and Alice seems a little young to be handling cash, so we got her a stuffed animal.
It cost $22, so clearly I've set a dangerous precedent as Tooth Fairy.
Three kids, approximately 20 baby teeth each. This could get expensive.