Thursday, September 08, 2005

Tooth Fairy

My younger daughter had a loose tooth, which fell out today at school. She showed it to me in the car on the way home, nestled in a tiny plastic treasure chest. Getting out of the car she looked at me and very pointedly said "I want the tooth fairy to come... and I don't want to have to remind her five times."

4 comments:

Ken said...

After being told myself about the need for said Tooth Fairy to do his or her magic on the "tooth in a chest", I ensured the blessed event would happen (I have connections, you know). The TF caused confusion, however, by moving the tooth to the bathroom. What is a tooth worth these days? I hope it's a buck.

Anonymous said...

Oh,my goodness, folks. The oldest trick in the world (well, actually, maybe the second oldest trick)! It's SO funny how when my kids couldn't find the money the tooth fairy left -- I ALWAYS COULD! They must not have been looking very carefully! (In our house the kids asked the tooth fairy to leave their teeth because we kept them - they look pretty gross now).
I better post this anonymously, because even at this age, my kids would be DEVASTATED to know they were tricked...

Shelby's Mum said...

I honestly don't know what to do about all these imaginary visitors: Easter bunny, Santa, Tooth Fairy, etc. Especially with Em because she still sooo much wants to believe. She writes secret notes to them, saying she wants proof of their existance but she doesn't push too hard because she also doesn't want to insult them if they are real. She makes secrets pacts with the Tooth Fairy about what should or should not be done with the tooth. She will tell me one thing and then tell the fairy another, testing us to see which is real, etc. I finally had had enough (she's nearly 10!) and told her the truth. She heard the whole thing and then said, nah, you're just saying that. I love it about her that she wants to believe in magic and tiny fairies and other mystical things. Liz is still only about 90% a disbeliever. I wonder where they get that from!

Definitely Toothfairy said...

Oh, then,-- did I ever tell you about this great children's book, called the REAL tooth Fairy? It's perfect for BOTH your girls then. Shoot, I just saw it the other day in one of my many boxes. Let me look for it in my basement. If I don't resurface in a day or two, send a rescue crew, OK?