So there we were at Alton towers discussing the difficulty of eating apples with a loose tooth then I noticed something. I had Jack open his mouth and I confirmed my suspicion, Jack's loose tooth had a tide line, a little etch in the tooth where it used to be attached to the gum, I gave it a wiggle and it came right out.
Jack was horrified.
You took it out!
It came out.
His eyes welled up.
I knew it was going to come out.
Jack was upset for a number of reasons. Firstly his tongue doesn't seem to be able to leave the gap alone, and every time his tongue feels the gap it scares him.
He didn't want to lose it on the go
He misses the tooth
The tooth is lonely
He doesn't want to give it to the tooth fairy
It was his favourite
Lastly loosing his teeth is another sure sign that he's getting older and Jack is still convinced that one day he will wake up 30 and not be able to have fun anymore. This is just one step. Closer to that day
I bought him an ice cream that helped.