The Girl: This would be a really cool idea. If I could make something that can pull out your teeth, but it’s automatic and it doesn’t hurt, and you don’t bleed. It could be a super-non-hurt-automatic-tooth-puller-outer-thingy. And it would have something to apply pressure and stop the bleeding if your tooth was bleeding a lot, and it would have arms like a robot. But it would be like a dentist cuz it would know what teeth to pull out. And then it would pull out all of your baby teeth and make all of your permanent teeth come in and it would only take like a minute. Just a minute for all of that. And it would stop the bleeding. And then you could have all of your permanent teeth right now instead of waiting.
Me: Wow. That is cool. But I don’t think your mouth is ready for you to have all of your permanent teeth right now. That’s why you have to wait.
TG: But with the thing you wouldn’t have to wait.
Me: That’s true, but usually it’s better to wait for things than to rush them. Plus, how would you make it?
TG: I’d just get Daddy to help.
N.B.: She lost the offending loose tooth two days later with a modicum of bleeding.