24/03/2011 11:56 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Single Parent Dad: Wobbly Tooth

Wobbly tooth, losing teeth, gap teeth At almost six my boy has his first 'wobbly' tooth.

In fact he instantly seems to have a few.

This is not a stage I have looked forward to. Partly as I anticipate my son swallowing most of his milk teeth – and we all know what that will mean – but, more so, as it will most likely ruin his beautiful smile.

I've heard parents say how cute they think kids look with gaps in their teeth, but I am not of that school of thought.

Mini-bumpkins are not cute.

Also as a 'brace veteran' and someone who had 16 milk teeth forcibly removed, I know the possible anguish and discomfort in my boy's oral future.

So it isn't all about the aesthetics.

Just mostly.

Plus, I don't really want to be wearing a Tooth Fairy outfit.