My son and daughter both last their top front two middle baby teeth. In fact, the daughter lost both the top and bottom 2. No speech problems resulted, but a lot of goofy looking photos. I believe a different aspect was added to spitting as well.
The boy’s teeth came out when the 3 kids were down in the basement “watching TV.” When asked, none of the 3 had any idea how it happened, but all 3 were certain of the fact that they “werent doing anything wrong.” As parents, we were somewhat frustrated. But as lawyers…
About a week later they came up with a theory on how it had happened, with him accidentally falling off the couch and banging his mouth on a table. The best part of the explanation was that the culprit table had been moved to the basement AFTER the teeth had been knocked out!
My daughter’s front 4 came out during a bike ride. After a long Sunday of chores, my wife went skating and I was going to take a pleasant bike ride with my 3 kids. Of course, the 2 youngest chose to interpret that as another opportunity to bicker. On a bike path a couple of miles from our house, they were riding ahead of me, fighting over who was in front, when the boy cut off the girl, causing her to land on her face. She got up with a mouthful of blood, to which I applied my t-shirt. When I removed it to take a look, I uttered the classic brilliant parent lines, “Did you have all of your teeth when we left the house?” Followed immediately by my son gleefully crowing, “Here’s one!” as he plucked a tooth off the path.
After the pleasant ride home, I asked my neighbor what he thought was the best approach. Whether medical care was necessary, etc. He wisely observed that the teeth had already been knocked out, so I might as well have a beer. (I called the dentist, and they agreed stopping in the next day would be fine. Didn’t offer an opinion on the beer.) Well, one beer led to another, and I put the kids to bed before Ms. D returned home.
I guess I must have forgotten to tell Ms. D of the minor events that had transpired in her absence, because she received quite a shock when her daughter came down for breakfast the next morning!