Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Planting a Tooth Seed


My middlest finally lost her first tooth.
I won't mention the fact that it took her a month to wiggle it out, because she was nervous.
It practically jumped out of her mouth when she finally decided to wiggle it.


At the house of a child who lives with one culture, that would mean one cultural tradition ~ as an American, it's the tooth fairy, the pillow, and the money.
And so we did just that.
But at the house of a child who lives with two cultures?
Our kiddos get a second tradition.
The tooth doesn't disappear under the pillow overnight, it is still under the pillow with a coin next to it in the morning.
Then it is time to carry out tradition number two ~ planting the tooth!


We head outside to throw the tooth on the roof of the house.
"Planting" a tooth will ensure that a new one will grow in its place.
We have a very tall roof, so after a few throws, Dad had to help a bit.
It's up there now......
and I'm sure it's growing rather nicely!

6 comments:

  1. What a cute way to celebrate a lost tooth!

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  2. So glad her tooth came out. Nehemiah lost his also. Aren't they cute? Praying for you and the baby. Remember Sept 15th....Sept 15th...lol (my birthday)

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  3. Love this second culture practice!!! We have just arrived in the USA, yesterday from a year in Africa--- loved the ministry there but tomorrow get to see three of our youngest grandchildren!!! Jack who turns 6 tomorrow just lost his first tooth last week. Can't wait to give him a BIG Gramma bear hug!!

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  4. Aww! That made me giggle and my heart melt at the same time! Love it! :)

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  5. This is so fun! Here in Costa Rica , instead of a tooth fairy, the tradition is a mouse that comes and leaves a gift for your lost tooth. :-)

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