I refer to the practice of body part removal. Make that baby-tooth removal and I pulled my first one today. My daughter was just the bravest little thing. She stood there looking at me like I was a complete moron as I failed to grasp the wonky tooth firmly enough between shaky fingers. When I finally got the bloody thing out, with that horrid little snapping sensation, she looked at me like I'd finally passed some sort of parental test--as if giving birth and slavery isn't enough.
But the major problem I have with the whole tooth fairy business (wikipedia just enhanced my unease) is, What do you do with the teeth once you've impersonated a fairy?
We have this beautiful pewter box for DD's teeth (from Auntie Deb). But one day we forgot to do the whole tooth-fairy payment/removal thing and now we have to add salt to the pot (literally) because that's how tooth-fairies know it's here in Canada (DH thought that one up; quick on his feet huh?). Another time we paid up, but forgot to take the tooth so she got money two nights running. *sigh*
But what do I do with these little pearly white teeth? I can't throw them away. I can't make a necklace out of them. If the police search my house they're going to think I'm a freak.
So okay, I'm a freak :)
What do you do with unsavoury body parts?