Matthew Broderick on James Wilkie's Latest Milestone

05/31/2009 at 07:00 PM ET
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When 6 ½-year-old James Wilkie Broderick soon welcomes his new twin sisters, he’ll do so with a gummy grin! Proud dad Matthew Broderick revealed during a recent appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly that his son recently lost his first tooth, and his reaction was just what you would expect. “It was very fun to watch him wander around like this,” the 47-year-old said, demonstrating by putting his finger in the space where the tooth had been and looking dazed.

“I’d say, ‘James!’ And he’d say, ‘What? What?’ He couldn’t concentrate on anything else.”

The process was a slow one; Matthew went on to reveal that one night James visited he and wife Sarah Jessica Parker in their bedroom to give them an update. “I said, ‘How’s it feeling?'” Matthew recalled. “And his tooth was flat…like, parallel to the floor.”

“[I said] the tooth comes out, and a grown-up tooth comes in.”

Matthew can currently be seen in the Broadway production The Philanthropist.

Source: Live with Regis and Kelly

— Missy

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Mrs. R. on

I teach 1st grade, and my favorite moments this year have been the days where a kid loses his/her first tooth. It is just SO exciting for them!
What a nice moment to share from Matthew!

Christina Bledsoe on

My cousins tooth fell out the other day and he started to cry and asked if he was going to die lol. Poor thing, kids are funny. SJP and MB’s boy is really cute.

CelebBabyLover on

AWWWW! I remember that, when I was a kid, I actually couldn’t wait to lose my first tooth! Needless to say, I was ecstatic when I finally did (although a bit surprised by the funny taste in my mouth from the blood afterwards!)! 🙂

Mary on

aww, little James. he’s losing his first baby tooth pretty late there. i’ve known kids that start losing them as early as 4. but i think the norm is around 5 or so.

g!na on

I use to love to lose my teeth as a kid! because the toothfairy would put money under my pillow! i loved it! lol.

Michelle on

I remember that – wiggling the tooth so much that it felt like it was swinging like a door back and forth.

Finnaryn on

Mary, our dentist told us that 7 was the “normal” age to start loosing teeth. But you are right that it can very widely. My daughter was 6 when she lost her first one but my son, who turned 5 in January, lost his first in March. He lost his second in late April and the new ones are just now poking through.

Amandamay on

Awww that’s sweet 🙂

My son is 6 and has already lost 3 teeth (He lost the first when he was 5) I thought 5 – 6 was the average age to lose a first tooth (7 seems old to me, Finnaryn), but obviously it will vary from child to child. By the end of the year in my son’s kindergarten class, out of 16 kids only one had yet to lose a tooth (Ages 5-6) and several had lost more than one.

CelebBabyLover on

Finnaryn- I agree! I lost my first tooth around the age of 6 or so. My brother, on the otherhand, was already sporting quite a gap-toothed grin at that age! 🙂