Mothers do odd things.
They cup their hands to catch vomit of their small children. They *know* they will not be able to prevent the mess, but they still do it- out of pure instinct.
They wipe snot right off their kids faces...........with their shirts.
And they save small little bloody pieces of teeth. Forever. Please tell me I am not the only one.
I personally use small 35mm film canisters. I have one labeled neatly with Allysons name and the date for every tooth that is inside of it. And one for Emily with a similar row of neatly labeled dates. And last night- as Sam managed to wiggle out his SECOND tooth in two days (I kid you not)- I found myself frantically searching for another small canister. Only, guess what? We don't use 35mm film anymore so there are NO MORE TEETH CANISTERS TO BE FOUND!
What gross creatures we mothers are. But only a tad more so than bleeding gummed cheering kids jumping up and down cradling small blood covered bone parts.