Friday, June 25, 2010

Flashback Friday

I can't believe I'm posting this picture but I had to because 
it makes me laugh every time I see it.  

I remember the night this picture was taken- 
even though it was a  very LONG time ago. 

On this night I had my first loose tooth and I was SCARED. 

It was hanging by a thread and my mom told my dad
 he was going to have to pull it. 

I cried and fussed and cried and fussed and would not let my dad even touch it.

Finally, he got some dental floss,
 tied it to the tooth and to the hall closet doorknob.
Then he quickly slammed the door shut and POP- out came my tooth! 

Obviously I was THRILLED to have the tooth out 
and so my mom took my picture to document this special occasion. 

Now why my sister, 
who was obviously sick is in the picture with a thermometer in her mouth,
is also in the picture?
I have no idea but it sure makes me laugh! 


  1. She's there to demonstrate how easy it will be to take your temperature thru the hole in your smile. :)

    I've pulled almost every one of my kid's teeth but never used the door, even tho it's part of common lore. Can't imagine any one of them going along w/ the idea. Your dad must have been a great salesman!


  2. She is in the picture because you both look funny, each in your individual predicaments? I do love seeing your photographs!

  3. Love love love it! And I agree with Chris... can't believe you went along with that! :o)

  4. I vividly remember you telling me about the dental floss and doorknob. And just as vividly remember that I thought you were making it all up. Especially since we were both very ... ahem ... "creative" and "imaginative" girls. So, thanks for posting this as an adult and keeping your story straight. And sorry for all the years I thought you were telling good "stories." :) I love you!