Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tooth Fairy Alert

The mystical and mysterious figure known as the Tooth Fairy has visited our home for the very first time.  The Incredible Digit Girl is now minus one upper front tooth - with a little help from the neighborhood dentist.  Unfortunately, the tooth had to be pulled because of an infection.  The wacky part of the story is that the infection was caused by an injury that occurred in July of 2006! (Imagine the sound from Scooby Doo when those crazy kids go back in time to explain the story).  
It was a sunny summer day when our sweet girl fell mouth-first onto the bottom of our desk chair.  The kind of rolling chair with the base of five "arms" that extend out.  Did I mention that the chair is made out of very hard wood?  Combine all those together and this is what you get. 
Luckily, it didn't take too long for the swelling to go down and the tooth only discolored a tiny bit over time.  So imagine my surprise when I found an abscess last month on her gums over the same tooth.   The dentist ultimately determined that the tooth would have to come out.  So yesterday, with a little help from a red clown nose dispensing a low level of nitrous oxide, the infected tooth was removed.  

The Incredible Digit Girl calls this lack of a tooth the "open door" in her mouth.  Sympathetically, I let her join me for Knit Night with the PDX Knit Bloggers last night.  She even joined in the knitting with her small round knitting loom.  It was an enjoyable evening.  Our resident songbird Duffy made the excellent tip that Digit Girl could now slurp spaghetti through the new opening in her teeth. To top it off, I let my girl pick out a hank of hand-dyed Merino goodness in the Xanadu colorway (you know you just started singing the song - imagining yourself as Olivia Newton-John on roller skates) from Sharon aka Stitch Jones (
This picture doesn't really do the yarn justice. Check out her website for a better pic of this yarn and all her other lovely products.

And now back to the real world where two small children would desperately like to eat breakfast.


diana said...

Oh, I missed this post! Poor girl! Is she having fun with spaghetti?

Kathleen said...

Not only is she enjoying the spaghetti, she loves using a bend-y straw that fits in the space of her missing tooth!