Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our First Visit from the Tooth Fairy

My daughter lost her first tooth. She has had two wiggly bottom teeth for about 3 weeks now. She was quite surprised when it happened. She was eating a banana and it just popped out and fell on the floor.

She was a bit scared, I think. She had a very worried sound in her voice and said, "Mommy, something happened to my tooth. Oh! I think it came out (insert worried tone.)" and she pick it up off the floor.

I then squeal and say, "Ooooo! You lost your first tooth! Well, that was easy!" Then it hit her what happened and she started giggling "I lost my first tooth! I can't believe I lost my first tooth!" She wanted to put it in a glass of water asap. Why the water you wonder?

Well, at our last visit to the dentist (just about 6 month ago) the dental hygentist told her how another girl her age put her tooth in a glass of water and when the fairy came it had to go in the water to get it and whatever color the tooth fairy is would be left behind in the glass. Isabel was so excited about the idea and asked if we could do it. I thought it was perfect, there would be no digging around to find the tiny little tooth. It was just a matter of switching out glasses.

I knew I was going to take a picture of her and upload it to iCaughtTheToothFairy and the tooth fairy options were all wearing the same color dress. So, picking out the water color was easy. My daughter is a fairy-fanatic, so we have talked about fairies a lot and she thought there would probably be fairy dust (hence the glitter) and there are different fairies, so next time it might be a different color. What fun!

So, here is her loot from the tooth fairy. Since it was the first tooth, she raked in a little more than she will for subsequent teeth. She received some fairy money (gold dollar) and a pack of Trident gum and then a book. The fairy money & pack of gum will be the usual loot, the book was extra this time. I look for any excuse to give my kids a new book. :)

If you look at the top picture, you will see she has a drawing and a letter next tot he glass. I wanted to keep the teeth (at least for now) and didn't want to worry about hiding them. So I asked her if she thought the tooth fairy would let me keep it. She thought that if we wrote her a letter asking her and if my daughter drew her a picture in exchange for the tooth, that she would be ok with that.

And then after a recommendation from a friend, I went in search of a Tooth Keepsake box and came across this craft kit ( Toysmith 4M Tooth Fairy Keepsake Box 34564) to make one! Plus, if I use some plaster of paris, I can reuse the mold for when my son reaches this milestone.

And finally, you can see the picture of the tooth fairy coming to visit my daughter as she sleeps!




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4 comments:

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

What a great experience you made of this. My son is only 2 I hope I can remember this when he starts loosing his teeth.

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

I wish they'd have had the internet when you guys were little. There are so many ideas for things like this. We had to go digging under the pillows, to get the teeth. Cool for you kids, though!

Nancy said...

Nice! When our children were little, the tooth fairy also left books!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Ed Hochhalter said...

She was panicking, LOL. Actually, it's normal for kids to be scared of losing a tooth, especially if it's their first time. In these cases, I suggest you tell her a story or sing to the tune of her songs. This way, you'll divert her attention.