She’s done it, yet again.


As I have identified my oldest child over on the right side of the page, under Cast and Crew: Chimpanzee. Pulls teeth, loves bananas. Trust me. I did not simply pull this facetious description of my daughter out of thin air. She has pulled five of her teeth – literally. You can read about her oral fixation (obsession?) here, here, here, and today. See the blank spot to the right of her adult-sized top tooth? I cannot explain it: Halie seems obsessed from the moment she notices the tooth wiggling until the darned thing is ripped out, which may be five minutes or two hours, depending on how much pain she’s feeling. Quite graphically, my seven year old daughter yanked out the tooth with her fingers cushioned by only a Puffs tissue. This makes me worry about the middle child

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