Smile For The Camera!

November 2, 2011 by Michelle

You know how people joke that the younger children always gets “less” than the firstborn. There aren’t as many photos, the baby books aren’t as filled, they get the hand me down clothes and toys. Not in our house. Little Miss is in fully as many photos as Mister Man. And since I haven’t started with his baby book, I feel no (additional) guilt that she’s behind on that one, either. Since she’s a girl and he’s a boy, the only hand me downs are – shhhhh – a few pjs and t-shirts. I’ll completely cop to the books and toys though, since how many Legos can one person have in a house anyway?

That doesn’t mean she gets fully equal treatment, unfortunately. I’ve posted about him on my blog ten percent more often than I’ve posted about her. And more to the point, when Mister Man lost his first tooth, I posted about the event with photos pretty quickly. Little Miss? Not so much.

I did post about her loose tooth awhile ago – though mostly because it was a pretty funny story. That was almost a month ago. Her tooth grew progressively looser, and she was determined to pull it out herself. The thing was holding on barely by a thread. When we went to Florida, I was paranoid that her tooth would fall out when I wasn’t there as my parents went down with them two days before I arrived. Silly me. A week later, the tooth was still in her mouth, and she was going to pull it out when she got to school. She came home, and the tooth was still there. As it was the next day. And the next. I wasn’t too worried, though, since she didn’t have the new tooth growing in behind the loose one the way Mister Man did.

She finally came home from school a week ago Monday with her tooth in a treasure box. Or she would have except that she took her tooth out on the bus and promptly lost the box. Amazingly, she didn’t lose the actual tooth. And yes, the Tooth Fairy came that night and left her a quarter in the little pink bag under her pillow.

Ummm yeah. It only took me nine days to post about her losing her tooth. (Note to self: For the baby book, Little Miss lost her first tooth on October 24, 2011.) Sorry, Peanut! Worse? I still don’t have a photo of her showing that missing tooth. That’s not to say I haven’t tried. “Smile, Peanut!” I cried at her. “Where are those teeth, my dear?” “C’mon, show me that beautiful smile!” I kept at it. And failed.

This was as close as I got.

We’ll keep working on it. After all, I don’t want to have to pay for her therapy in another fifteen years for having heaped all the attention on Mister Man!

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  • Amanda


    She is SO cute. Looks so much like you!

  • ttmillers


    I am guilty of blogging about my youngest son the most. I'd like to think it's because he plays hockey and that is my all-time favorite sport. My boys constantly tease me that they all will need therapy when they are older. 😉

  • Melisa Wells


    She is cuter every time I see her.

    You could always hand draw a picture of her tooth hole on there.

    No? Okay, just an idea. 🙂

  • Kori


    Oh my gosh, she is so cute!

  • Tara R.


    You were this ][ close. Still, that's one really cute smile.

  • Not a Perfect Mom


    that's a great shot of her!

  • Sandra


    She IS a mini-you! You may not blog about her as much, or take her lost tooth photo quick enough, but I bet she gets a LOT of attention and affection from you! We're just not wound up as tightly the second time around, and that CAN be a good thing. Love her smile.

  • Pat


    She looks adorable, teethe showing or not. Perhaps she's self-conscious of her gap, though it seems most kids alike to show it off. It's a unique milestone in a child's life!

  • Michelle


    Amanda – Awww, thank you. Wait, you are saying I'm cute, too, then – right?

    ttmillers – At least it isn't me. If everyone needs therapy, can we just claim it's a right of childhood passage and not something that parents are resonsible for creating?

    Melisa – Umm yeah. You obviously haven't seen me trying to create artwork, have you?

    Kori – Awww thank you!

    Tara – I was. I think she's got a very Mona Lisa smile, don't you? Or maybe Sylvester once he's got Tweety Bird in his mouth….

    Holly – Awww thanks! It definitely shows her personality 🙂

    Sandra – I don't, but it's not on purpose. AND I blogged about her again today…. She does get lots of attention, and she climbs into my lap whenever she needs it.

    Pat – She isn't self-conscious. It's funny, but this seems to be the only way she smiles. I went back through other photos, and I'm still seeing this smile everywhere. She just doesn't show her teeth for some reason! Ok except in her really funky school photo.

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