I loved this post! Before even getting to the end I was wondering if it was the baby teeth they’d lost that she was keeping! Wonderful and absolutely fantastic facial expressions, as always!
I wondered who’d be able to guess! :D
Haha! That is kind of gross.
Is the dog eating game pieces?
Oh gosh the dog is adorable
Haha, yup! Just a guess on the fate of those missing pieces…
Hey, we have hair saved from each of our kids! Except baby girl, because at 2 her hair still isn’t long enough to cut.
Aww :) I had a lock of my daughter’s, but I’m not sure where it is now… which kind of makes it seem more gross.
Haha. That’s awesome. My sister’s long-distance boyfriend left one of his baby teeth on her bedside table as a token of love. This was a year ago and I’m still disturbed.
!!! Oh my god, how wonderfully disturbing!
Ha! I loved all their expressions!
I can’t bring myself to throw out my baby’s umbilical stump. Is that odd? When she loses her teeth, I will always keep them! By then there should be some Pinterest crafts for them ;)
Is this a funny joke? I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Is it a joke? Kind of. Is it funny? Apparently not ;)
Ha! It’s not odd. I know a lot of women who kept the umbilical stump. I threw it away, but I felt like a bad mom for doing it somehow. And also maybe a bad citizen because I’m not sure that was supposed to go in the trash can.
i love the hover captions.
its an added layer of funny
Thanks! I always feel so excited when I finally finish a comic and it’s uploaded and ready to publish… but then I remember the hover text. The hover text is wicked hard.
I can imagine! They fit so well.
I kept a snippet of hair from each kid, which is kind of funny considering my son’s is an extremely long curl that looks like it’s from a girl (he had a major comb-over). But, no, we don’t keep any other body pieces. My son’s umbilical cord took seven weeks and six days to fall off. I was ready to see it go. And no, that was not the longest my doctor had seen one stay on.
Great art as always. Kids are hysterical.
Yeah, by nearly 8 weeks, I’d be ready to see it go too!
I have baby curls from each of my kids’ first haircuts. If they turn on me, I can always make tiny little voodoo dolls out of it. Maybe that’s why your mom kept the teeth?
That makes SO much sense!
First of all, I love that the dog is eating the Scrabble pieces. I had a lot of fun trying to figure out what was in your mom’s jewelry box – the discovery was perfect!
Thanks, Rae :)
Snooping in your mom’s jewelry box! Did you ever do that and then try to put everything back exactly the way it was? We did. She’d still know like two hours later. “What were you girls doing in my room!” ha ha good times
Oh yes. I loved looking at my mom’s jewelry box. I would hold up her earrings to my ears and try to imagine being a fancy, grown-up lady. And she did always know!
LMBO May I repost this one? BTW, my grandma did this; it is very creepy:-)
Sure, I’d love it!
Okay, so I’m creepy. I totally have my kids’ teeth, too. LOL
Hahaha! I don’t think it’s creepy to keep them, but it is a little creepy to stumble upon them!
That was really good! Really well made!
I would guess that the dog is not eating game pieces. Knowing dogs, my guess is that he is puking. If it were a cat, I would be SURE he was puking.
Ha! True, it could go either way.
I loved it!
My mom saved them too!!!
Moms are funny :)
I even framed the first tooth my son lost! :-D
My mom had ours in a jar. She actually asked me if I wanted to keep them. Eww, of course not!
I am trying to imagine what I would do with a jar of my own teeth, and I just can’t. Maybe just give up and start a teeth collection and fill up one of those glass lamps? But then my friends would probably stop visiting, so… I really have no idea.
Your readers’ responses are so interesting; either disguest or confessions that they do the same thing. You have a great way to arouse emotions in people! But either way, all loved it.
It’s a funny situation. I wonder what I’ll end up doing with my own daughter’s baby teeth.
This is awesome! It’s good to know that my sisters and I weren’t the only ones who found a pile of baby teeth with our Mom’s jewelry!
It’s so funny how many people have found them in their mother’s jewelry box!
Another classic from you! The dog eating the Scrabble pieces is the best detail!
Thanks :) I try to include Doogie whenever I can!
I just love your blog, and have been meaning to tell you how much I appreciate it. Your artistry is amazing, and the details, I love it all. This is another great one, and I can definitely relate, I keep all my son’s teeth too and still hoping he does not find them! :)
Thank you, that is very sweet of you to say!
a universal treasure among mothers – you are super creative
Thanks :) I’m glad so many can relate!
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This is crazy but true. A relative whose name I won’t mention did the same thing with all my aunt’s stuff; to say I wasn’t tripped out by it kid would be a lie.
My mom kept all of my baby teeth, too, then gave them to me. She wasn’t a very good tooth fairy if you ask me. And teeth smell after a while.
Ha! Maybe when my daughter starts losing hers, I’ll have her place them under the pillow and then brush it with goldleaf and put it back. She can figure out what to do with it herself :)
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There is a reason I don’t mess with moms… actually, there are a lot of reasons.
P.S.- the dog is a brilliant touch.
Fanstastic! I must snoop into my mum’s jewelry box next time I visit her :)
Be careful! You never know what you’ll find!
‘Should we tell a grown up?’ – I love that. As if grown ups will make everything okay in the face of a baby teeth discovery.
Sublime pictures, as per usual.
so funny…conversation too…this is one of my “if I was a good mom” worries I had several years back…save them? good heavans, I could barely stay focused enough to welcome the tooth fairy in the night when our youngest came and the older two were popping them out like no tomrrow. When our “middlest” was onto the fairy thing, but not telling, I did a big basket of toothbrushes etc. and a sorry note. Didn’t work so well. I do have the outfits they came home in as newborns, but otherwise…oh crap. We moved and I’m still looking for the one missing that belongs to..of course! Our middlest.
Keep up the great work!
It’s crazy how many things you find to worry over when you are a mother. I remember how guilty I felt tossing out that umbilical cord. I guess if I REALLY loved her, I would have had it bronzed, haha
Seriously, Nicky, you have NOT seen an umbilical cord for Show and Tell! No way! Hope the kid brought it in via a ziplock bag. Did the mom know about it? And the monologue that accompanied the used tissues? Hahaha! Loved the art, as always!
Oh yes I did! But the grossest thing was when a boy brought in a shoebox full of his own fingernail and toenail clippings. That still disturbs me. Sure, the used tissues should have been the grossest because it IS gross and I have a problem with snot… but it’s the shoebox of nail clippings that haunts me in the night.
Does his mom know he kept them? That’s gross….
I kept most of the kids baby teeth in a glass vial, and even a few that the cat left for me to find. When I think of all the things my kids found and saved, baby teeth seem quite tame in comparison.
True! I remember joyfully bringing home a lizard tail and waving it in my mom’s face. Yippee! A lizard’s tail! It’s still moving!
hahahha! I love the art and the story :)..
:D Thank you!
You are welcome :)!
My own children had just the same reaction when they discovered my secret stash of their baby teeth. It seemed a good idea at the time.
Love your story telling.
Haha! Thanks :)
I knew, it, I knew it! I knew she found the baby teeth!!!!!!!!!!
My girls found theirs in my jewelry box a few weeks ago, when they got angry with me and raided it. They did not get freaked out or upset just said: “Now we know that your are the tooth fairy,ha!” – in a big triumph.
Ha! I’m glad they weren’t disturbed!
I still have both adult sons baby teeth. They’re grown men with their own families now. Go Mama. Sent from my iPhone
Aww! Mama love :)
I agree! So yucky. I got a couple adult teeth pulled in middle school when I got braces and couldn’t believe the dentist sent them home with me in a little pink box. What am I supposed to do with those as a 13 year old?
I always love spotting Doogie in here.
Me too! I hopefully asked my mom if she thought the tooth fairy might give something for them, but she snorted and mumbled something I didn’t quite catch.
haha, I remember finding baby teeth in my Mom’s jewelry box as well! And our first hair clippings.
I wonder if all these baby teeth in jewelry boxes ever deter theft?
I kept my own baby teeth in one of those old film containers. Kept my wisdom teeth for a little bit after I got them removed in grade 10. I may be a little bit of a pack rat.
Aww, but they hardly take up any room!
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Getting better all the time.
I remember finding my baby teeth in my mom’s jewelry box. I guess the Tooth Fairy’s warehouse was too full :)
I love all these mothers storing their children’s precious teeth in with their other valuables :D
this is sooo cute!!! I love your blog!!
Thank you! :D
I’m running out of positive comments about how good these really are. Incredible as always!
Thank you, how nice of you to say!
So funny, must remember to remove the last tooth that came out which is still in my drawer. Brilliant.
HA! Fabulous, as always. Would you say it’s more or less weird when you want to hold onto your dog’s baby teeth? Just…hypothetically speaking.
Oh my dear, sweet Lord, Nicki. I have a whole little compartment of my kids’ baby teeth in the back of MY jewelry box. It must be a bred-in-the-bone Mom thing – who knew???
The replies to this one have convinced me that that’s where baby teeth belong.
Nicki, I forget, do you have kids now? If so, are you planning on saving their baby teeth?
When I was a kid, I kept my own baby teeth. It didn’t gross me out until I saw them later……and, for some reason, it REALLY grosses me out now.
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