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This Creative Way To Pull A Kid’s Loose Tooth Is Positively Hurl-tacular

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Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 11.39.06 AMI don’t find my kids’ loose teeth gross at all. I say that because I have friends for whom the sight of a wiggling tooth is enough to give them the horror shakes. What I do find gross is when people think up new and terrifying ways to pull their kids’ teeth, as one gentleman demonstrated recently on The YouTube.

Phillip, a man who is apparently a fan of both Alabama and Tennesee Titans football and therefore in desperate need of some kind of joy in his life, recorded himself using a “unique” method of pulling out his seven-year-old son Noah‘s tooth. They tied the tooth to a piece of string, tied the string to a golf ball, and then let Phil take a swing at the golf ball with a golf club. If you want to watch it, here’s the link. I’ll be in the corner with my hands over my ears.

I can think of no better word for this than “Gah.” But with lots of A’s, so it’s more of a, “Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.”

The idea of ripping out a child’s tooth in an unusual way is not new, though this is the first time I’ve seen it done Tiger Woods-style. Most of us have probably heard about the one where you tie the child’s face via tooth to a doorknob and then slam the door. I have also heard of one where the child’s tooth was tied to a dog’s collar, and then the parent threw a ball for the dog to chase. No matter that the method, all of them make me feel icky in my throat.

The most creative way I ever lost a tooth as a child was when my babysitter pulled one out of my mouth that was hanging by a string, while I sat on the toilet and cried. You can call me a coward because I am one. There is no way on earth that anyone was going to tie my face to anything and then make that thing move away from me as quickly as possible. The idea makes me weak in the knees. I can’t imagine taking the removal of something from my body and saying, “wait a second…let’s make this interesting.”

It’s not that I think there’s anything wrong with this kind of thing, I just don’t understand it. I don’t like to do experiments involving my body. I’ve never been one to say, “Huh…I wonder what would happen if I did this? It’s probably going to hurt. But it also might be really awesome. I’m gonna go for it.” My husband says it’s because I’ve never been a boy.

Have any of you or your kids had teeth pulled in interesting ways? Share them in the comments. Let’s see who can make me pass out first.

(Screenshot via YouTube)