There is something about the teeth falling out that really gets to me. I don't mean the gore of bloody bits of body parts dropping away. (that actually carries a certain train-wreck fascination!)
It is more that it places her teetering on the ledge between the last vestiges of baby hurtling towards girl-becoming-woman. That bare gum with little white dots poking through is so little baby, but she has moved so far beyond those days. Bitter sweet.
But how adorable is this picture? My Bean is clearly thrilled! And yes, the Tooth Fairy did hook her up!
20 hours ago