Yesterday on the Home-Ec 101 Facebook Fan Page I asked about baby teeth. Are they precious memorabilia or are they something that must be disposed of immediately?
I don’t like teeth. I don’t know when I started getting skeeved out by them, but I am. I think it started in my teens when I started having THAT nightmare, the one where you’re talking or eating and all of your teeth start falling out? Ugh. I cringe inwardly when our oldest shows us another wiggly tooth -good night, how many teeth does this kid have?!- and I know we have two more sets to go. So yeah, there’s baggage on the teeth front here. In our house, the tooth fairy does not pass go, she tosses the teeth.
I used to clean houses and I did stumble on other people’s baby teeth from time to time. The most memorable occasion was finding a small pile of teeth in a dusty dish on a piano. I suppose surprise teeth might be a great find if you’re an archaeologist learning about an ancient culture or a CSI agent looking for a clue. In my world? Surprise teeth aren’t cool.
How do you feel about baby teeth?
Are they something to save or toss?
And if you do save them, how do you store them?
On an unrelated note, if you have satellite radio I’ll be interviewed tomorrow on The Catholics Next Door (Channel 129) at 11:20 AM Eastern.