It’s been a tooth losing week here at our house. Last Thursday, Mister Man tripped over a friend in gym and out popped his tooth. On Saturday, Little Miss called me from my mom’s house to announce that her tooth had come out all by itself, Mommy! It just fell out all by itself, and there wasn’t even any blood!
The tooth fairy managed to come, but there’s a twist now. First Mister Man announced that he was waiting for Thanksgiving to give his tooth to the Tooth Fairy in the hopes that he would get a bonus. I giggled but said nothing. In the end, he decided on his own to put the tooth under his pillow, but he had something extra to add. He wrote a note to the Tooth Fairy.
Let me translate:
Dear Tooth Fairy,
Why do you always give me a quarter? Please write back. PS How big are you? If you don’t know, try my poster.
Awww, right? Except that he expected an answer. And our Tooth Fairy does only give a quarter because forty teeth and a child who needs for nothing who already doesn’t have a strong respect for the value of a dollar. But how do you explain that to a child? And I do my best not to lie to him… so he received this response in tiny gold bring.
Dear Mister Man,
I give you a quarter as a way to say thank you for the gift of your tooth. Every household has a different amount that they receive. You get a smaller amount because you have lots, need little, and are well loved. Time to move one!
So when Little Miss arrived home Sunday morning, proudly sporting her tooth in a plastic bag because she didn’t want to have her tooth taken when she was at Grandma’s house, she had a note that she’d written, as well. Her note was of course folded up like a card and had a front and an inside. And yes, her spelling was atrocious, but hey – she’s in first grade. Spanish first grade.
Dear Tooth Fairy,
If you don’t know, try my growth chart of Hancock Tower. Do you have any fellow tooth fairies? And please don’t write mess up my room. And please don’t write back in small letters. Thank you. Love, Little Miss
Yeah, I’ve got precious kids. Who knew the Tooth Fairy was into messing up kids’ rooms? (Little Miss claimed that the Tooth Fairy had never done so when questioned, by the way.) There is great fascination about the size of the Tooth Fairy but no answer yet. The response to this note came in tiny letters, too, although in purple ink instead of gold. Little Miss was irritated that the Tooth Fairy didn’t follow the instructions of such a great personage as herself. Go fig.
All I have to say is that I really hope no one loses any teeth for a long, long time.
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