Maxi lost his first tooth on Wednesday last week after is started wobbling the week before. He was eating an apple at school and nearly swallowed it!
This left me in a dilemma as to whether or not admit the tooth fairy exists or not. Like many parents we don’t particularly lie to our children except on the Father Christmas thing, but after some chatting to MadDad we decided that the whole tooth fairy thing was part of the magic and innocence of childhood and that we would go ahead with it.
I asked about on twitter to find out what the going rate was and settled on £1 per tooth. Maxi went to bed and popped his tooth in to a small lavender heart with a pillow on that I had made out of an old baby blanket and just couldn’t get to sleep due to the whole excitement of the tooth fairy. We kept on telling him that the tooth fairy only comes when you are asleep, so finally after what seemed like an age, but was only 20 minutes he was sound a sleep.
I made sure we had £1 and when we went to bed, we pit the coin in the cushion pocket in place of the tooth and stood looking at him sleep. It seems as though we are living our lives on fast forward at the moment and I just wanted to catpure that precious moment.
He woke at 5.15 the next morning and proceeded to wake the whole house to let us know that the tooth fairy had been and wondered what she is going to do with his tooth. Hmm, any ideas?
Whilst thinking abut that perhaps I should try and remember where that blasted first tooth box is that he got 6 years ago as a christening present is!
I LOVED the first time we had a visit from the tooth fairy! And yes, I did say there was a tooth fairy. I just think it is so much fun to nurture the imagination and the kids get to join in with the culture of their peers.
How lovely. The tooth fairy comes to our house and is due to make another appearance any day now. We have second top front tooth about to drop!!!
I think the tooth fairy is magic 🙂
I read somewhere that milk teeth have stem cells in them. I don’t know if the stem cells keep or if you have to store them in a specific way, but it could be a good opportunity to find out – if you missed that whole freezing the umbilical chord thing.
I love the cushion! Tell Maxi the tooth fairy will use it to build her castle with…or is a castle made out of teeth a bit too creepy?!
Your Comments Oh, he’s getting so big. The little pillow is lovely. Juliex
It’s such a magical moment. We had a dummy fairy first so had already set a precedent when the first tooth came out. All that tip toeing about with shiny coins – I think it’s as much for me as it is for the kids!
Your wee man is just too cute.
When I was little I used to believe the tooth fairies made necklaces out of the teeth. At the time I loved this idea, but now it’s a a bit too Hannibal Lecter for comfort XXX
I was always told that the fairies used the teeth to build their houses – so that’s what I tell my son. Just make sure that the tooth fairy doesn’t forget to come. I forgot once, only to be woken the next morning by howls of disappointment and despair when he discovered she hadn’t been. Oh the guilt – we had to do some fast talking about her perhaps being a bit busy, and assure him that she’d come the next night instead!
Love the little cushrion, very cute. My Daughter used to get so excited by the tooth fairy that one year she kept trying to trick her by putting little white stones that she collected from the drive under her pillow, lol. We did laugh at her shrewdness x
I keep teeth in my jewellery box cos I can never find the blasted first tooth thing either !! Trouble was, my lo found them and I had to lie and say that they were my teeth that the toothfairy gave me back when I was a grown up cos they had too many in fairyland ! Sheesh !!
Mandy » I think I am going to have to say the tooth fairy returns them to me !
I love that cushion it is so cute! How lovely xx
Kerry » Thanks Kerry, I made one for both the boys