Brayden’s pain tolerance isn’t very high to say the least. For the last year I have been dreading the day he would loose his first tooth. I knew that it would be DRAMA.
About a month ago he complained that one of his bottom teeth was hurting. For some reason I thought to wiggle it and it was loose! My heart skipped a beat and I got tears in my eyes. Then he got tears in his eyes. He surprised me and was actually excited! Nervous, but excited.
One month later and it was barely hanging on by a thread, but he wouldn’t let me pull it. I sent him off to school knowing that today would be the day he would lose it. I hoped he would be okay without me there. And, low and behold, he was. Super brave. No tears. No drama. And he was so very proud of himself when he came home with that tiny tooth in the plastic ziplock bag.
I love his new smile and his cute lisp. He was afraid he would look funny when he lost a tooth. But, I think is more handsome than ever.
*** Canon 5D Mark II, 50 1.2
F 2.0, 1/1000, ISO 200
You can see his big tooth is already growing in behind where his baby tooth was!
F 3.5, 1/320, ISO 200
*** I changed my aperture in this shot so I wouldn’t have such a shallow depth of field. I wanted the tooth in focus and Brayden’s face to be only slightly out of focus.
**** No, no rusty pliers were used in pulling his tooth. Just a photo prop and a necessity since he refused to touch it. Please don’t call CPS on me.