Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Midnight Reading

I never know what to expect to find when I hear a gentle knock on our bedroom door in the middle of the night.

Last night when I opened the door I found Sunbeam. With one hand she was clutching her mouth trying to keep blood from dripping on the floor. In the other hand was a tooth that had been wiggly for weeks already and she had finally twisted it out.

This was the first time though that she ever bled so badly after losing a tooth.

We hurried downstairs and I dug some gauze out of the back of our medicine cabinet. I applied it and we stood waiting for the bleeding to stop. After a few minutes we decided we might as well be doing something more fun than simply standing there waiting and headed for the living room.

For the next hour and a half she snuggled beside me as I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Stopping only for a few minutes to change the gauze before we continued reading. While the rest of the house was fast asleep we were transported to the world of Charlie Bucket.

Who knew losing a tooth at midnight could be so much fun?


  1. How sweet! I'm sure she will have happy memories of this for a long time! Better than a visit from the tooth fairy!

  2. What a special memory for both of you. Wonderful!

  3. I remember those days of loose teeth and story time. Precious! Blessings

  4. Do you have the tooth fairy ?

  5. It's usually the unexpected that leaves us with precious memories.


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