Tonight, Aaron lost a tooth. He is now missing his two top front teeth, which have been missing for quite a while, and the one on the bottom that he lost tonight. He is now awaiting the arrival of the tooth fairy, and dreaming of the different ways that he can spend his dollar.
This made me think back to a few years ago when Brielle lost her first tooth. She had just turned 5 and was SO excited to have a loose tooth. She wiggled that thing for weeks, until she finally had Daddy pull it out for her. She was so cute, she went back and forth between crying from the pain, and giggling from the excitement of loosing her first tooth. She carefully washed the tooth, and placed it under her pillow, ready for the tooth fairy to come.
The next morning when I woke up, I heard CJ (who was 7 at the time) yell "Hey Brielle, what did the tooth fairy bring you?"
I froze. I had been up VERY late working, and I was positive that the Tooth Fairy had not made an appearance.
I was frantically thinking up excuses for the Tooth Fairy. Maybe she got stuck in someone else's window. Maybe Brielle hadn't fallen asleep soon enough. Maybe the Tooth Fairy had an ear infection and wasn't allowed to fly last night.
I was bracing myself for my daughter's tears of dissapointment.
Instead, Brielle came running into my room waving a dollar.
"Mom, look what the Tooth Fairy left me! A whole dollar!!"
"Wow, Honey, that's great!" I told her as she ran out of the room.
I was stunned.
I knew for a fact that the Tooth Fairy had not come.
CJ came quietly into my room and whispered " Mom, I looked under Brielle's pillow this morning, and saw that the Tooth Fairy hadn't come, and so I took a dollar out of my bank and put it there so she wouldn't feel bad.
WOW! What a great kid!
I told him that the Tooth Fairy was probably really booked up last night, and didn't make it to our house, but I was sure that she would come tonight, and replace his dollar.
The next morning, it was CJ who came into my room excitedly waving a dollar from the Tooth Fairy ;0)