Thursday, May 08, 2008

the toothless wonder has learned to crawl

scarlett turned 10 months on the 28th. that same week scarlett went from scooting lump to speed demon. after months of non-crawling scooting(which seemed to please her just fine) she took the plunge and actually used her arms and legs for movement instead of rolling, squirming, squishing and blobbing around the house. thank goodness she left blobbing around the house for me to do. i love an evening of blobbing. especially after a big dinner of mexican food and ice cream.


when she was bored with an afternoon of crawling, she decided cruising furniture was next on her list.

still, with these hugely important accomplishments, NO TEETH! not a tooth in her head! reagan had teeth at 4 months. i am beginning to worry that no teeth are ever going to come. it's my punishment for pouring water in my brother's bed and trying to convince everyone david had a bed-wetting problem. it was really funny at the time, but was it worth this? she will be the only kid in kindergarten with dentures. i will have to buy polident for my child before i need to buy it for me. until now my greatest tooth phobia was me losing my teeth while biting into a whether's original hard candy or as the result of a freak roller coaster accident(it could happen). but no, having a child with no teeth is worse. definitely worse. how can i be a stage mother and shamelessly promote my child/model/cash cow to support my wicked shoe habit if all she has to show the casting director is a mouth full of gums. gummy o'hara doesn't work for me. they are beautiful gums, but gums don't pay the light bill.

7 comments:

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Is it wrong that I got far too much enjoyment out of this rant? Heidi, you're crazy (in the good way, not the you-need-to-be-committed way).

Meghan said...

What a cute little bum! Don't worry about the teeth, they will get there soon. I understand the concerns you must have, but I don't think you have to worry about giving up your dreams as a stage mom just yet.

Ryan and Julianne said...

OK I'm sorry but I'm laughing out loud a whole lot right now. Funny post.

Livin' Single said...

you are by far the funniest girl i know. scarlett is a beautiful baby, and she could model without teeth. it could be her trademark. you know, how some models have that huge gap in their teeth and everything thinks it is beautiful? scarlett could be the toothless model, so beautiful that even colgate would hire her.

Debbie said...

haha.. I loved Taylor's little toothless smile and was actually a little sad (and nervous about how her teeth would end up looking) when she finally started getting teeth (she got two at nine months and then no more until maybe 14 months). All of those little girls that do beauty pageants end up putting false teeth in anyway (isn't that ridiculous?!), so your dreams aren't over ;-) I love the little "Scarlett" bloomers!

Michelle said...

Seriously, Scarlett's darling bloomers make up for the lack of teeth. It's Michelle, your VT partner from Tuscaloosa. Great to catch up on what you guys have been up to!

Caroline said...

Oh those bloomers are so cute! Let me know if you want me to get you anymore.
I can't imagine cause both my kids got teeth at 4 months!