Monday, February 13, 2012

Toothless but artistic

Thomas has had a couple of permanent bottom incisors growing behind his baby teeth for a few weeks now. He was finally persuaded this weekend to yank out the stubborn baby teeth so the big ones could move into their rightful positions. I do not like to pull teeth, but luckily Candace was only too eager to help with this operation. Thomas really was thrilled, although it doesn't appear so below. His natural smile hides his lower teeth and I kept saying "I can't see your teeth!"

Thomas displaying his new smile, or in this case, grimace.
New teeth are already visible on the bottom!

In contrast, I offer up this adorable self-portrait that Thomas brought home today. The lips are a sticker... but I found them particularly suitable, as Thomas does have very lush lips.

A self portrait by the artist Thomas.


Andrea said...

Ugh. I would rather deal with pee, puke, poop, or blood before dealing with teeth. In our house, teeth-pulling is a daddy job.

Carmen Druckenmiller said...

Hahaha! You are right! They are making the same face! I am WOEFULLY behind blog reading. One of these days I'll have to take a day off and spend it reading blog posts. How much did Thomas get for his tooth? Jeremiah got $1.