Do you remember as a kid when your tooth would fall out and at night right before bedtime you would slide it under your pillow hoping and praying the tooth fairy would make a house call while you slept and in the morning you’d find some coin under the pillow?
You were under the impression during the night the tooth-fairy came along and slid the dough under the pillow in exchange for the tooth.
Last night Taylor had another tooth fall out (her second in the past week) and she placed it under her pillow. Last night my wife put a couple of bills under her pillow and to Taylor’s surprise, she awoke this morning a couple of bucks richer. I’m still waiting for her to ask me, ‘daddy, what’s the tooth fairy do with my teeth’?
I can recall as a youngster that whenever I had a loose tooth in my mouth I’d try and twist and turn it so it would come out. I wanted that cash!
The Little Rascals had a great episode in which a few of the kids wanted to buy baseball equipment so they visited the dentist to get their teeth extracted in exchange for some loot. But the doc wasn’t having it.
I wonder at what age Taylor will stop believing in the tooth fairy – it’s costing us big-time!