Finally, after much waiting, it fell off.. the very first one.. Hrit's tooth. For some reason he felt it was a major achievement and insisted I call and tell everyone. He followed me around asking, "Are you H A P P Y?" These days he's spelling out half his sentences. If you're wondering why, well so am I.
He showed off his gaping dentures to all his friends and all the aunties he could find reminding me of the hilariously gross character Lugaretzia from Gerald Durrel's 'My Family and Other Animals'. Great book, by the way.
Getting back to Hrit.. he was just too thrilled.
Then he got worried if the tooth fairy would consider his tooth worthy of being taken away. He wanted to know if it would help if he would brush it now that he could hold it in his hand and see it 'properly'. Finally, the tooth, all brushed, bathed and cleaned was laid down reverentially under the pillow.
Had there been a real tooth fairy she would have been thoroughly confused wondering where to check for the tooth considering Hrit changes rooms more than once during the night. Oh we have enough activity between 11pm and 6am to confuse the sanest of minds.. but then that's another post.
Anyway the 'tooth fairy' decided to leave the task to morning and just before she woke the kids up for school, the tooth was smuggled away and some money found its way under the pillow to their immense excitement. Hrit looked like he couldn't believe his eyes and is planning a major 'eclair' treat for his friends with the princely sum of 10 bucks.
I so so love this age. I'll miss them when they grow up.