One week later he lost his second tooth. He made a cage for this prized possession and admired it for several days before deciding to turn it over to the tooth fairy. The fairy forgot a couple nights (!!!) and then finally left him 700 won (64 cents). Kimchi planned on using 500 won for 봉어빵 (red bean paste fish) and the rest in toy machines outside the convenience store along the walk to school. Instead, he spent 100 won (9 cents) in the toy machine and wants to “open a bank account” for the rest.
I didn’t understand why parents always make such a big deal out of their child losing their first tooth (after all, it was inevitable) but now I totally get it. I’m not ready for him to enter the crooked teeth, buck-tooth stage (and if his parents are any indication, he’s in for it.) Nor am I’m not ready for his sweet, darling child-look to be forever gone. My baby boy, I’m not ready!!!