Light and Loveliness

Reflections of Emily Sue Allen

Family / Motherhood


For some reason, teeth are the topic of many conversations in our house these days. The boy in red lost another, making his  smile just that much sillier for the time being. I wish I could say I miss the tooth, but having it gone means I don’t have to do a double-take every time I see him with his tooth hanging out through closed lips. Ewww. I’m great with teeth when they’re securely rooted, but loose and lost teeth? Go see your dad, please. I’m not the mom that will help you pull ’em.

Do Not Copy

One sibling photo a week throughout the year. 5/52

Do Not Copy Do Not Copy Do Not Copy Do Not Copy Do Not Copy

The littlest miss has seen the eruption of four new teeth in the past few weeks, making her the champion drooler of the family. You probably can’t see them readily in the photo below, but we have two uppers and two lowers, and clearly, we’re happy about it.

Do Not Copy Do Not Copy

Lastly, we have this creative chick and her famed snaggle-tooth that isn’t ready to let go. The great thing is, snaggle-teeth go really well with crazy-hairs and giant personalities.

Do Not Copy

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, for the Lord your God is the One who goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

591. majesty of the known universe, 592. the compassion of a 6 year old, 593. bedtime stories made up by the kids, 594. connections made, 595. unexpected provision, 596. being ahead of the game on a few things, 597. the pleasant days between bouts of wet, 598. how little we know about everything, 599. light, 600. eyes full of wide wonder

1 Comment Teeth

  1. Judith A. Genaway

    Hi Emily,
    The other day when you wrote and sent the picture of the true branches….I was thinking: “Where’s the picture of the kids?!!!” I look forward to every post.

    Teeth. Yes, teeth….when one is OLD, teeth are still quite a subject…trying to futz with them, and keep them! Right now, your family is trying to get RID of the baby teeth and welcome the adult teeth. They hopefully will last A LONG TIME!

    Your children are just beautiful….what more is there to say. And thank you for sharing their lives in this way.

    Your OLD Friend,
    Judy 🙂 🙂


Leave A Comment