I am sort of not crazy...


I recently blogged about EVILBOY losing his tooth and then LOSING his tooth which ended up making me feel like a crazy person.

When I was a little girl my mother kept all of my baby teeth in one of those velvet Crown Royal drawstring pouches.  I found the bag of teeth while snooping for the Hot Lixx Guitar that I was certain I was getting that Christmas, and it never occurred to me that they were my teeth.  Which is really kind of weird because I sort of thought it was normal that my mother kept a bag of teeth in her closet.

I eventually did make the connection that those were in fact my teeth in the little drawstring bag, but not for quite some time after that.  Apparently I wasn't the smartest kid on the block, the brightest crayon, sharpest knife, you get my point...

In the post about EVILBOY losing his tooth I mentioned that I had kept every single one of his baby teeth, and in fact they came in handy when I had to replace the lost tooth later that night.  My Twitter feed went crazy with my friends (I still love you, I swear!) wondering why I was keeping the teeth to begin with.

To be honest, I thought it was the normal thing to do!  My mom kept my teeth, my grandma kept someone's teeth (she had a lot of kids, I'm sure she had a nice collection) and I just thought this is what parents were supposed to do.  As much as I hate teeth, I kept every single one of those pointy little creepers in a Ziploc bag in my underwear drawer - because I love my son and that is what mother's do - or so I thought.

My Twitter friends made some very valid points, such as what I was going to do with these teeth, how would I explain to Mason that the tooth fairy is not real when he does find these teeth and asked if I was planning on making a necklace or decorating his 18th birthday cake with them.

Then I felt weird for saving the teeth.

but now I just can't bring myself to throw them out because it's a sort of messed up family tradition and I have kept them for so long. 

So please tell me honestly, am I being a total weirdo for keeping these teeth?  Do you keep your kids' teeth? Is there some sort of product to save these teeth in that doesn't make it seem as creepy as a Ziploc bag in an underwear drawer?

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