Young Calvin has had a loose tooth in his mouth for weeks now. It’s annoying, distracting and makes eating a chore. But what’s to be done? Sure you could just yank it out with your hand, but where’s the fun in that? No, a much better idea is to tie the tooth to a string, tie that string to an arrow, and shoot that arrow over the horizon! That’s how you take out a tooth… Montana style.
The aptly titled “Montana Tooth Pull” offers this description: “Calvin’s front tooth was loose for what seemed like months. It hung on and was getting to be troublesome for Calvin when eating. Jay and Calvin talked about ways they could help the tooth along. Calvin has a recurve bow that he’s been learning to shoot. Together, they decided to try it out. Ultimately, it was Calvin’s decision. This was actually his third try though. The tooth was ready, but we had to do some experimenting to get the string to hold. When the tooth came out, it was flung into the grass. Jay and Calvin searched and searched, but couldn’t find it. An hour later, Calvin’s brother, Amos, came running inside, tooth in hand. ‘I found the tooth!’ he said. It has been fun for the whole family.”