Muffin is only 4. Puck didn't lose a tooth until he was 6. That means my poor child is going to have a whole in his mouth for at least 2 years.
Muffin is tough stuff. This kid NEVER cries. He wipes out on his Razor scooter or his bike or trips over his own feet and always says, "I'm Ok!" Other parents are always amazed and remark how tough he his, and it's true. I read that kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (Muffin is a Sensory Seeker) can have a higher tolerance to pain. Whatever the reason the only time I see this kids cry is when he doesn't get his way.
Yesterday we were invited to see a friend that I haven't seen in 7 or 8 years. It was a fun party with everything the kids love, moonbounce, waterslide, and even a magic show! An hour into the festivities I heard another child cry out in pain at the waterslide. I look over and he is crying pretty badly so I walk over to see if he is ok and find his folks. Then I check out Muffin who is just sitting there quietly with his hand up to his mouth.
Me: You ok?
Muffin: I hurt myself.
I noticed a tiny smear of blood on his check. I figured he bit his lip so I lifted up his lip to check things out and was honestly shocked to see a huge hole where is front tooth was supposed to be! Of course I snatched his up and hollered out for Hubs.
Me: He knocked his tooth out!
Hubs: Really? (slightly frowning)
It was going to come out eventually (in about 2 years!!!)
Muffin never cried. He only asked me to put it back in a few times. He went right back to sliding and bouncing like nothing had happened! This kid is fierce.