Sausage lost her first tooth while we were on holiday. She had been saying it was wobbly but it didn’t seem that loose, so I was surprised when she came out of bed with a tiny little tooth in her hand. I was even more surprised to find an almost fully grown new tooth coming up just behind the space it left!
Of course, this all meant a visit from the tooth fairy. She was afraid the tooth fairy might not be able to find her, especially as we didn’t have the ‘tooth jar’ from the top of the fridge to put it in. (Yes, I know the tooth fairy is supposed to get the tooth from under their pillow, but do you know how hard it is for her to get under there without waking the child up?) Surprisingly though, the tooth fairy found that tooth in its egg cup, no trouble at all and left a whole two dollars as a holiday/first tooth bonus.
Poor Dynamo was always worried that he wouldn’t get anything at all for his teeth. For some reason he grinds his teeth when he’s asleep. He’s done it ever since he was a baby. As a result his first teeth at the front had worn down to stumps before they fell out and there wasn’t much left for the tooth fairy. But she’s a kind fairy and always paid him in full, even when he stopped believing in her. In fact, when the mean old dentist pulled one out because it was refusing to fall out and was causing an abscess, she paid him a bonus and wrote him a tiny little letter commending his braveness. That had him going for a while. Mum couldn’t write that tiny…could she?
The the things we mothers do!