I remember the day when I was little that, looking for a deck of cards, I found a little bag of teeth.
They’re the dog’s teeth, I was told. Ewwww! It wasn’t until later that I discovered the truth. They were my baby teeth. Ewwww! My sister and I teased my mom for years for saving our baby teeth.
Then, we had kids.
I can’t speak for my sister, since Nim hasn’t lost any baby teeth yet, but I’ll admit it: I have three little bags of baby teeth in my jewelry box, one for each child. Shhh…don’t tell my kids. I’m pretty sure none of them still believe there’s a tooth fairy, but the younger two haven’t admitted it yet. There is money involved, you know. However, tooth fairy aside, I don’t feel like being teased times three.
I honestly have no idea what to actually do with the teeth. It just seems kind of sad to just throw them away. So, my weird question of the week, what do you do with your kids’ lost teeth? Keep them or toss them? And, if you keep them, do you have any idea what you will do with them, ultimately?
This one is weird enough for a poll, don’t you think?