We’re moving to a new city in August. I’m cleaning out my dresser drawer where I keep sentimental things. Among special cards and notes from my children I found…* prepare yourself *…. their baby teeth. Why in the world did I save their baby teeth? Does a grown child want her baby teeth? Will she want to show them to her children as they lose their teeth?
What’s in the heart of mom when she buys a tiny little box designed especially for baby teeth? Does she want to hang on to every precious moment in her baby’ s life? Maybe losing a tooth symbolizes, in the tiniest way, this child will leave her one-day and she wants to hang onto this person she loves so much? Truly, I’m baffled by this tradition and yet, in my drawer are 4 tiny little boxes with my children’s baby teeth in them.
What are you saving?
Why do you save things?
Share THE story.