Facetime is a wonderful thing. I wasn't there when Little E lost his first tooth; but I was "patched in" to the ensuing wobbly celebration within minutes.
"Look, Auntie Sian! It fell out!" and the phone zoomed in to make sure I received the full effect of the bloodied aftermath
"It fell out onto the floor, and I thought it was a sweet on the carpet!"
and he turned a little pale then, I could see. Because the memory of the sweet which wasn't, combined with the realisation that a bit of him - his very own person - had just fallen off? It very nearly all became a bit too much. But he rallied, because he's a little star, and he put on a big, brave smile, and he said
"I have to go now, Auntie Sian. I think I have to get a tissue.."
"Send me a picture!" I shouted after him. And he did.
I made this page for the Gossamer Blue blog. It's my September contribution, in which I talk a little about my process for using journaling cards as titles and prompts. Here? The card says Let It Go, the paper had very toothy white triangles printed on it, and the little Crate Paper house picked up the shapes in the photo.
Oh, and Little E? Latest news..the new tooth is looking good.