Is there a tooth fairy in your house?
Just as there were some of us who played Santa and some of us who didn't, we're sure some families are visited by the tooth fairy and some are not.
Our daughter has lost three teeth to date. The first tooth, she lost at school. She brought it home in a plastic bag. Apparently she put it under her pillow that night, without our knowing. The next day, we overheard her saying to a friend, "I think the tooth fairy is my mom or dad because I put my tooth under my pillow last night and I didn't tell them and I didn't get anything under my pillow.
The second tooth, she lost in a marshmallow she was roasting by the fire when we were camping last summer. She wasn't surprised when she didn't find any treats under her pillow. "The tooth fairy probably doesn't know where I am," she explained to her friends.
Yesterday, she lost her third tooth. And, in habitual form, she transferred mid-night into our bed (yes! she is 7 years old and still comes to our bed every night). In the morning, she rubbed her eyes and said, "I wonder if the tooth fairy left me anything under my pillow." Her daddy noncholantly got out of bed to "pee" and crawled back in shortly after. Wouldn't you know -- "Mama! I got two dollars from the tooth fairy!"
So, this whole tooth fairy fiasco --- do you do it? or not? If your kids' teeth haven't fallen out yet: will you or won't you?