I put the tooth somewhere where I would remember, and could move it somewhere safe when we got home. Do you think I can remember where that is? Of course not. I've long since unpacked and looked through my cosmetic bag. So there is a little tooth floating around somewhere between the hotel and my house.
What kind of mom looses their kid's first lost tooth? I felt a little attached to that tiny tooth. After all it's the tooth that kept us both up all night when it first appeared in her mouth, the tooth I brushed for her every night until she could do it herself, the tooth that caused four distinct bite marks on her sister's arm in the professional photos I had taken of them at 18 months old. So when she lost another one, I was glad we were at home where I could put it somewhere for safe keeping.
It's all got me thinking though. What do you do with your kid's baby teeth? Do you save them all in a jar? Donate them to science for teeth research? Make a necklace out of them? I can't bring myself to just throw it away. But it would be a little strange if my mom suddenly handed me a jar of teeth saying, "I was just cleaning out my closet and thought you might want these teeth."
What do other moms do?? Please share.