Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8. Day 190. All I want for Christmas...

One of the things I despise most about the "reality" TV show Toddlers and Tiaras - and there are lots - is that the pageant  mums actually buy mouth implants to fill the gaps in their children's mouths when they have lost their teeth. As though fake tans, false eye lashes and pole dance routines are not enough, somehow these mums and the judges think that a child can not be beautiful with a gummy smile. That gappy grin, modelled this morning by my delightful nephew Connor, is simply adorable and an important milestone in growing up.
Come on, they grow up fast enough without wishing away childhood.
Before long the tooth fairy will have paid up big for all those baby teeth (I hear the going rate in Australia now is $5 per tooth!) and you'll be getting a second mortgage to pay for orthodontics. You just have to embrace every stage as it comes with all its challenges because it will be gone in a blink in an eye.
And you can always ask Santa for those two front teeth for Christmas.

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