Folks, we have reached critical mass in my household. The kiddo has her third loose tooth, but as much as all that wiggling makes her Daddy gag, she's refusing to bite the bullet and let me yank it. In my desperation, I have turned to YouTube, treasure trove of all ideas weird and weirder. And I may have found the craziest tooth-pulling trick yet.
You think tying the tooth to a doorknob and slamming it shut is kooky? Try tying the offending incisor to a Nerf gun ... and shooting it across the room!
The first video of a big brother doing the deed for his little sister left me in stitches. He looks so gleeful, she looks terrified, and yet ... willing to give it a go. It's one of those odd sibling bonding moments that you only understand if you have a brother yourself. And I do. In fact, I could so see my (now in his 20s) brother doing this for my daughter:
And if that didn't make you want to run out to the shed and get your kid's toy gun to try it, get this: this is a verified trend. Well, verified by the "related videos" on YouTube. There are literally dozens on there with other kids tying off their tooth and letting it fly and a few more with kids who attached their chompers to a toy truck, then let it be pulled away.
Ouch! I'm not sure whether to applaud them for their ingenuity or grasp my jaw in pain. But I'm tempted to show my daughter if only to say, "Hey, you're lucky I just want to use a wet washcloth and my fingers!"
How do you pull teeth in your house? Do you have something that will top the Nerf gun?
Image via YouTube