With the trauma that the last three teeth have caused her when I've tried to pull them out, and especially after the last one, we decided that the best way for Hailey to lose teeth is for them to just fall our while she's eating or brushing her teeth. With her first front tooth that she lost, we spent a good half hour with her sitting on the bathroom counter with dental floss tied to it, her crying, Cody and me trying to coax her into just letting me yank it out. It was gross and hanging by a thread! Finally she went to bed, tooth still attached. Two days later she and Ethan were rough housing and he bumped her and the thing fell right now. Then and there we realized that's the way to do it!
Well, front tooth number two has been disgustingly loose for several days. Last night Cody picked Hailey and Ethan (and Casen) up from ballet and diving and then had to stop at the grocery store on the way home. He grabbed them dinner at the little deli there and Hailey bit into a piece of chicken...and that stubborn tooth popped right out! Now she is an official snaggle-puss. The tooth fairy pays very well around here (set by a foolish precedent when Ethan was first losing teeth and for some reason the Tooth Fairy only had five dollar bills on hand whenever his teeth fell out...) so she got $5 and a little thank you note, signed "TF". She was super excited this morning! There aren't many things cuter than a kid without those two front teeth!