Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Daddy says it’s a kind of right of passage.
I lost my first tooth when mommy was brushing my teeth. All of a sudden, there was blood. And the little fellow came out.
Now daddy says I can play red neck for a while.
One test for a real red neck – they can drink through a straw without opening their mouth. I can do that now!
I have another loose tooth. Right next to the one that just fell out.
Daddy says he can get it out for me.
“Let me take a look.”
“No way! Your fingers are too big and you might push it out!”
1. The first way to get a tooth out is to let your daddy feel it.
“Momma, get me some string. Mia, come here.”
2. The second way to get a tooth out is to tie a string to the tooth and to a door. Then close the door.
Rattle rattle. “Where’s my pliers?”
3. The third way to get a tooth out is to grab them with a pair of pliers and yank.
4. The fourth way to get a tooth out is to keep pushing it with your tongue. That works.
5. The fifth way to get a tooth out is to use a tooth brush. It worked on my first tooth.
Wiggle. Wiggle. Nobody can pay attention forever in class. So I put my finger in my mouth and just wiggle it.
6. The sixth way to get a tooth out is to wiggle it with your finger when you are bored at kindergarten.
7. The seventh way to get a tooth out. Eat an apple. But be careful to check before you swallow.
What do you think is the best way to get a tooth out?