My William has a loose tooth! Yes. He asked us to call him William. Not Will. William. I asked him if it was going to bother him if other people shortened it….which he totally understands. He said “I like both. I just like William just a little bit better.” So William it is.
And this loose tooth business is just plain stinking unacceptable. He is growing up into this boy that is fun and curious and figuring it all out and social but serious and always discerning. It’s like his temperament is one way – this sensitive and stoic little perfectionist boy that wants everyone to love one another and be good – and his desire is one way – always wanting to be with people….gaining energy from making them laugh and being silly. Sometimes they go hand in hand….watching him with his baseball buddies, he is constantly trying to be a good friend…and sometimes they collide…like when his silly faces give way to deep thoughts. It’s fun to see him grow and figure these things out. When to be silly and when to be serious. It’s like watching a little clock find it’s gears and tick forward.
I told him that I wanted to be sure to get a photo of his smile before his tooth fell out and he decided we would do a whole series of photos. He was the art director on this one. He only wanted to smile and be silly…but I did manage to snag a couple of his serious face 🙂 He really likes being in front of the camera but he gets nervous. He will tell me things like ‘wait just a second…I’m itchy all over.’ or ‘hold on mom I need some gum before we take a photo’. Oh man does he make me smile 🙂
For those that have been reading for a long time….can you even believe that this is the same baby!? I mean. HE’s A BOY! and he’s huge! And he’s got a million freckles now! And now I gotta go sew a tooth fairy pillow (any suggestions on how to do this tooth fairy business would be greatly appreciated! What do kids even get these days? A quarter? A dollar? An iPad?