I am usually the lucky plucker of loose teeth. Who knew, but it turns out I love pulling those little pearly whites. But guess what? I didn’t get to pull this tooth of Claire’s. She didn’t do it either. And it wasn’t Paul …
It was Ren! I had been fiddling with that little tooth for a few minutes and was about to go for it when Claire asked Ren to do the honours. She said, “Please? It would be really special for me if my brother did it!”
I should mention here that it wasn’t quite as loose as they usually are when we pull them but it was sticking straight out from the adult tooth pushing it below and it had been really bothering Claire.
I showed Ren exactly what to do and with one false start, he gave a good pull and out it came! If only I had the resulting celebration on camera: they hugged and cheered and hugged some more, with Claire looking relieved and Ren so very proud. It was one of those hilarious yet sweet moments that I am so lucky to witness as their mama.