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October 04, 2010

Dear Tooth Fairy: WHERE ARE YOU?

Last week, over in my Yummy Mummy Club column I wrote about When an activity goes bad...fib which sparked many a comment on YMC's Facebook page.

Specifically, the section that read:

La petite souris was supposed to come. (La petite souris* = the tooth fairy). Tooth fell out at school. Tooth went under pillow. Some magical creature should come get that tooth right? Except the magical creature in our house...well...fell asleep. Upon seeing the tooth, still under the pillow the next morning, the toothless child cried. And I fibbed.

"Honey, la petite souris gets teeth in tooth order. This is the 10th tooth you've lost - so you are number 10 on her pick-up list. When it's your 1st tooth - she comes first to your house because the first tooth is really something! But by the time you lose your 10th tooth, she knows you understand she will come (because she always comes right?!) so she does the other's kids first and then comes for your tooth. You're probably next on her pick up list."


The Facebook and blog comments all shared various stories of how the tooth fairy forgot to come...and how parent's dealt, explained and fibbed their way out of it. You just can't trust fairies!

So, all this Tooth Fairy business led me to dig up a letter I, myself, wrote to said fairy - when I was a child.



Raise your hand if the Tooth Fairy forgot to visit your house...perhaps we could get a group therapy rate...

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1 Comments:

At October 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It happened to me with both kids...what did I do? Sent my kids back to bed, told them to close their eyes really tight and somehow the 'tooth fairy' would find them. Then guilt got the best of me and I gingerly slid a loonie (instead of a dime) under their pillow. Minutes later I 'woke' them up - Happy Kids prevailed!!!

 

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