So I am going to share an idea that is going to spark three different emotions. 1. This is cool. 2. This is creepy! 3. I’m totally doing this!
You see, I am a sentimental mom, like I have shared many times before. Pretty much all moms are. But the level that they show their sentimentality is different, sometimes contrastingly different.
You see, I keep my kids’ lost teeth. I always have. I can’t bring myself to throw them away. And up until this year, I didn’t know what to do with them. Well, I was busy making baby’s ornament saving the hospital band, hat, bootie and stuffing in an ornament (I will share this idea later and show you how cute it is) and my kids were making their annual ornament this year when it hit me!!
I said to them….”let’s go grab all of those ziplocs with your teeth out of the memory bin and put your teeth in your ornament!” At first, they were like….this is weird mom…
But after we did one…they were all excited to actually have a place for their special baby teeth once and for all and be able to see them every year, rather than just stored in a bin in the basement.
With a sharpie, we wrote the date and which tooth was lost (I wrote this on the ziplocs at the time of collection). It really turned out well.
My kids think they are awesome and they love seeing their baby teeth now. I love it as I now have more of a reason to keep them, not just being purely insane and creepy.
As far as the consensus of my friends that have come over this season that I have showed….some think it’s a cool idea, but not for them. Some have thought it was gross and weird and they admitted that keeping teeth is not something they do and others have said that this is such a brilliant idea and they were going home to do it now too because they have something they can now do with these baby teeth that they keep too!
So now, throughout the year, I will continue to collect the teeth in ziplocs with the date and tooth lost. Then when we pull out the ornaments each December, we can add the newest teeth from the past year too.
Which camp do you fall in? Cool, but not for you? Creepy and weird? Brilliant and now you are going to do it?
Anyway, we enjoyed making our annual ornaments and thought we would share this cool, creepy, weird, brilliant idea with you too!