Like pulling teeth

My 7-year-old son’s teeth were loose. All he cared about was the money he’d get when the teeth came out.
“Money isn’t everything,” my wife and I told the kid. I felt his teeth—they weren’t coming out any time soon. Thank God! The Tooth Fairy couldn’t afford a dollar, let alone two. The winged toothsnatcher was off the hook for at least a couple of months.
Three months later, our son’s teeth were ready to come out. This was more than en...

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