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!