We had a very important visitor in our Peaceful Home last night. She came late when we were all sound asleep - creeping, creeping through the house to Jemimah's bedroom. We didn't hear her come, but we knew that she had been - a trail of sparkly pink fairy dust lead the way from the chimney in the front room into the bedroom and onto the bedside table. In the pretty glass by the bed was $2.00.
Yes - our late night visitor was the tooth fairy!!
She left a sparkly note too, rolled and tied with a pink ribbon. The note thanked Jemimah for her great tooth and commended her efforts at brushing. What a smart little fairy to reinforce good habits.
At 7 ½, Jemimah is old to be losing her first tooth, but that doesn't make it any the less exciting - in fact that wobbly tooth has been the cause of much anticipatory pleasure for weeks! When it finally came out just after bedtime - oh my!! Of course the loose tooth has prevented her eating anything healthy for days - vegetables are just too tough apparently ...now she can't eat those very same foods because of the gap - she can't bite. Yeah, yeah. Nothing if not inventive, our girl!
At least the tooth fairy was happy with her brushing.
I'd love to hear your family's lost tooth traditions and stories. Do you have a funny story to share with us?