My Girlie has finally reached a milestone she’s been pining for: her first loose tooth! She complained last week that her tooth hurt while she was eating and said she wanted to stick to softer foods. A few days later she said it was sore when I was brushing her teeth and when I checked it, it wiggled! Oh, there was some serious shrieking and giggling and giddy excitement. To her, this is THE milestone that turns her into a real big kid.
My bento blogging friend, Keitha from Keitha’s Chaos, suggested we pick up Bear’s Loose Tooth from the library. This adorable book by Karma Wilson does a great job of showing all the fanfare of Bear noticing his first loose tooth, his friends’ excitement for him, the tooth coming out, the fairy’s visit, and the cycle starting up all over again with a new tooth becoming loose.
Girlie and Little Dude enjoyed this story and the illustrations. After reading it, we were even more excited about her loose tooth, so I decided to make a Bear’s Loose Tooth bento for Girlie to take to her Musical Theater class last night. Here is her EasyLunchBox:
Bear is a cheese sandwich with veggie bologna facial features. Girlie is still a serious vegetarian, but she seems to like a lot of the vegetarian meat substitutes. I used cheddar cheese for Bear’s ears and eyes, and Swiss cheese for his teeth. She has pears, carrots, and sugar snap peas.
Here she is showing off her loose tooth and her bento dinner on the way to dance class:
We’ll keep you posted on when the tooth finally comes out. How long should I expect this to take? Bear’s came out in the course of one day, it seemed, but I don’t think Girlie’s will be that quick. It is just a little bit wiggly but not very loose.
In other news, both kids are loving summer camp and Girlie has learned to swim underwater in just the first 2 weeks. She told me that she can even pick up something from the bottom of the pool in the ‘Level 1′ area. She’s eager to reach ‘Level 2′ status, but worries that there might be a height requirement that can’t be attained this summer even if she becomes much better at swimming. Little Dude is very comfortable in the pool and seems to love camp so much more than school. They’re both having a great summer! I hope you are too!
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