In our house, we?re all about teeth right now. As you probably guessed from the title, Dominic is teething. We?re talking screaming, trying to eat people?s hands off their arms and biting everything he can reach with surprising viciousness. Yup, my littlest munchkin would make an awesome zombie. In fact, I don?t think he even needs teeth, his gums seem to be just fine for gnawing on stuff. (the awesome wooden teething ring my dad made for Dominic is suddenly coming in very handy!)
BUT, he?s not the only one teething around here. Oh no, I have a house full of kids who are popping out teeth. Dorian had four loose teeth a few weeks ago and has managed to lose two of them. One is really, really lost, he must have swallowed it in his sleep, because he woke up and it was gone. The other came out two days ago. And he has two top teeth about to come out, but in the meantime, they?ve just scooted waaaaaaaaay over to one side of his mouth so he has this big gap on the top that looks like he already lost a tooth. There?s a good reason he?s a bit anxious over the thought of having all his teeth fall out, with three big holes in his mouth at this point.
And then we have Dante. Dante, who, while screaming with his mouth wide open the other day, allowed me a nice view of the inside of his mouth, where I saw a big tooth pushing up behind his bottom ones. Uh . . . I didn?t realize he was ready, too. I checked his front teeth, but they were in there nice and solid. So, I started to worry, like a good over-anxious mother, about having to pull his other teeth to make room for the giant behind them. It was all for naught . . . not one, but BOTH of his front, bottom teeth are now loose. He?s excited.
Now the race is on. Who will lose two baby teeth first? Will Dominic get his teeth before his brothers get their second sets? Da da da dah!