Parker has had the same loose tooth for like four years (or at least that's what it feels like). This is his first loose tooth so he doesn't really have the down low on the wiggling and working to get the thing out (he thinks if it feels uncomfortable you should stop...and ignoring it will eventually work, I once decided to ignore a loose tooth and it, no kidding, fell out one morning as I ate Frosted Flakes).
Well, after all this tentative barely moving of the tooth and not having it come out (shocker) he decided to try a different approach.
He brought his Nerf bow and arrow upstairs one night and suggested we tie the tooth to the arrow then shoot the arrow and watch the tooth fly across the room. Sounded like fun so Josh and I were IN.
We tied his tooth to the arrow with dental floss and...it slipped off the freaking tooth four times in a row that first night. We gave up for the evening opting to try again the next day.
Well, after two tries with sewing thread doubled over on itself a couple of times and finally having Parker tilt his head waaaaay back to try to prevent easy slip off of said thread, SUCCESS!
Congrats to my sweetheart for ripping his first lost tooth from his gums with a weapon. That's my boy!