Hooray for the Tooth Fairy!

Cameron lost his first 2 teeth in the month of September… that’s 5 years and 2 months old for those of you keeping score. Both were the front bottom two teeth.

Now, the reason I’m writing about this is not that it’s been an issue, it’s that it’s been an unissue! Yes, I just made that word up.

You see, as parent of a child with Autism, it’s just such a wonderful feeling when everything just goes so.. normal! His teeth fall out when you’d expect them too, he’s excited about leaving them for the tooth fairy, like you’d expect him too, he loves getting money that he can spend on anything he wants, like you’d expect him too… it’s just… it’s normal and it’s wonderful!

Pulling his "CHEESE!" look with 2 less teeth

That’s not to say that his life is so bizarre or out of the ordinary that this is a completely unique feeling, but it’s still wonderful all the same. A lost tooth was definitely something that we thought could have lead to quite the meltdown or possibly some anxiety anyway. Sometimes you just crave those moments where you’re not thinking about the screaming fits, the therapy sessions, the talks with the teacher…. and so on. It’s just another day in the life of a child, as it should be.

And so here we have this toothless wonder, super happy that he’s getting to be a big boy, super excited that the tooth fairy comes just for him and gives him something super special that is just his own.

It’s pretty fun for the parents, any parents… but when most things are either delayed or don’t go as you might expect, it’s just that much more fun for me and that much more wonderful.

About Stuart Duncan

My name is Stuart Duncan, creator of http://www.stuartduncan.name. My oldest son (Cameron) has Autism while my younger son (Tyler) does not. I am a work from home web developer with a background in radio. I do my very best to stay educated and do what ever is necessary to ensure my children have the tools they need to thrive. I share my stories and experiences in an effort to further grow and strengthen the online Autism community and to promote Autism Understanding and Acceptance.

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3 Responses to Hooray for the Tooth Fairy!

  1. Big Daddy October 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    I know what you mean. On those occassions when thngs go normally, we are just blown away. I like it when things are an “unissue”.

  2. Marion Oberliesf October 2, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    I know exactly what you are talking about. And
    unissue is a nice word. But these unissues are
    always so unexpected that you are sometimes afraid to believe. Because in your own expectation, things already went a totally different way. But you will see…when Cameron is getting older you will have more unissues between and you will always be as happy as you were with the first unissue. I try to take it as a gift and tell myself to stay positive in my way of thinking. Because sometimes I find myself expecting the worst…..

  3. Amanda Broadfoot October 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    “Unissue” is my new favorite word! It brought tears to my eyes a little when I read your description of your latest “unissue,” because I so know the feeling of gratitude when everything is just … normal. I know we aren’t supposed to use that word, and I know that it’s actually meaningless, but as parents of autistic kids, we know what we mean when we say it: that something is an unissue. Thanks for giving us a better word 🙂

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