Look at this face!
This is a photo of an eight month old Amelie proudly pointing at what would be the first tooth she would ever lose, a mere 4.5 years later.
I guess I knew on some theoretical level that her baby teeth wouldn’t stick around but to not even hang in there for five years seems kind of rude, don’t you think?
I’m not a particularly sentimental parent, I don’t think. I don’t have any baby clothes framed…a lock of hair from Amelie’s first haircut is somewhere, but I couldn’t tell you where. I didn’t save her first pair of shoes; they were a wreck by the time she was done with them. But this…this, apparently, is the thing that undoes me. I’m upset to the point of making terrible puns. And no, I won’t apologise for the title. My child just lost her first tooth! Give me a break.