Anyway, tonight I noticed that her new tooth had broken through her gum, and was pretty far back. So, I told her that it needed to come out tonight. I think the damage is already done, though - the tooth has broken through the surface, so she'll probably need an appliance at some point. So, I told her that we could do it the old fashioned way, and we went to the laundry room to get some string. I cut a piece, tied it around her tooth, and tied it to the door. She said that she was scared, and I told her that it would be really quick. I then said that I could pull it out with a pair of my crafting pliers, and she opted for that. So, we went upstairs to our play room and I pulled out my pliers that haven't been out of their container since I purchased it some years ago and had her sit down on the floor in front of me (by the lamp so I could see what I was doing!). I pulled a little and a corner came out easily, but she felt her mouth starting to hurt. So, before she pushed my hand away, I pulled a little harder to get it out. It came out all right...and flew somewhere in the room. There were tears from the pain, and a little blood, for a few minutes. She's one tough cookie! I looked for it, but couldn't find the tooth, so she and I will write a letter to the tooth fairy (writing letters takes a long time for her right now) tomorrow afternoon and put it in her tooth fairy doll. I wish my losing Ian's expander was that easily remedied!
Anyway, It will be interesting to hear what she tells whom tomorrow at the Co-op.