M2 has lost a tooth. And not just ANY tooth... it's a top front tooth.
And she didn't really lose it, either. It was viciously yanked out by her very own mother after she took one single solitary bite of a burrito (a burrito made with homemade carnitas, caramelized onion, salsa, sour cream, and homegrown tomato... not a crunchy item in the lot!) and managed to "crunch" the tooth, thereby causing blood to start pouring out of her gums. Of course, the tooth was still lodged. M2 tried to yank it out on her own, but it was a failed attempt. Oz manfully got a paper towel and tried to have a go, but that didn't work, either. Only the slightly sadistic mother would have the strength to carry out this fateful, growing-up-before-your-very-eyes quest.
It's my mission in life. I'm resigned to it.
"Mom, it feels weird. But thanks. Can I write the Tooth Fairy a note??"
I love you, too, Big Girl. Enjoy your gap!
Installment 2 of the Lost Teeth series, entitled The Other Front Tooth, should be out later this month. She's working very hard on it.