|"Mind the Gap"|
He kept telling me that everyone at school's tooth had fallen out and he was one of the last ones. I know how he felt. I remember really wanting to lose my teeth when I was little and it didn't happen until second grade. I even wrote to the tooth fairy to try and speed things up a bit. For some reason that note actually worked.
Anyway, getting back to John's loose tooth. It was sore and moving about and he really wanted it out. I thought it would definitely come out today, but it popped right out when he was brushing those pearly whites. Conor, our 2 year old, was then trying to get his tooth out as well.
|Snuggled into bed.|
My blog is called Finding Silver Pennies after a book my mother gave me when I was 11. It is a magical poem book about fairies. Silver pennies are very rare and according to the author, "You must have a silver penny to get into fairyland." It is really quite a beautiful book and has been such an inspiration to me over the years - keeping journals, writing poems and short stories growing up. Hopefully, I can still keep the magic of fairies alive in my own life. My son's favorite movie is "Tinkerbell: The Great Fairy Rescue". He said to me, "Mom, you know fairies are real?" I responded, "Really, how do you know?" John with a twinkle in his eye said, "Well, the tooth fairy is real."
So, John went to bed one happy boy with dreams of the tooth fairy dancing in his head. He even left her a note, his tooth is in the silver pot he received as a gift at birth.
|Tooth Fairy Pot|
What about you? Did you have any tooth fairy traditions growing up or do you do anything with your own children?