Bella is 10 1/2 months Friday. She is completely toothless.
We go on playdates and I see all these kids with chompers – from 2 to almost a full mouth of teeth. They gnaw, bite, draw blood, crack open beer cans… Well, no, that’s going a little too far. But you get the idea.
Bella? She’s content to gum everything. To sit and watch everyone else start to eat chunky food by savagely ripping it to shreds while she mashs it around in her mouth.
Then takes it out with her thumb and forefinger to look at. Which I greatly dislike.
People ask, “Well, does she have a hint of teeth? Do you feel anything?”
There is nothingthere. No white marks, no pokies, no anything. Just gums.
What if I have to send her to kindergarten with pureed snacks? What if at age 12 she has to get dentures instead of braces? What if we have to add a food processor to her list of things to buy for college?
I suppose they’ll come in sometime. At least I don’t have to worry about her biting other kids. They probably won’t even notice if she does.