And then she let me know that she couldn't find that tooth anywhere, and how on earth would she get a visit from the tooth fairy if she had no tooth to present? I assured her that she could jot down a little note and the tooth fairy would take her circumstance into consideration. After all, there has to be some sort of concession made for tooths lost and lost at school.
I have a brother who is a lawyer- if payment is refused, I think I'll have him check into the tooth fairy fine print. In fact, I think his law firm specializes in teeth disputes. Yes, I think that's right. Lucrative specialty.
Tonight after introducing the children (and if you can even believe it- myself) to the world of Amelia Bedelia and sharing many giggles because of that silly Amelia, oldest daughter informed me that she was feeling sad. Sad? Why? No answer was given, and then she changed her feeling statement to one that included butterflies in the tummy. What? You feel like you have butterflies in your tummy? And then it hit me: she was feeling like she had not been totally honest with me. She had been living a lie all afternoon and it was just now catching up to her.
She revealed that she thought she might have possibly perhaps maybe swallowed that tooth. And she was ultra-worried that it was going to make her sick. I was holding back a jack-o-lantern-sized smile as her little concerned/ ashamed expression displayed such remorse at not divulging the whole truth to her mother. As soon as she completed her confession, we discussed exactly what was going to happen to that tooth. And then a new look of concern crossed her sweet little mug. Will I have to get it out for the tooth fairy? Um, no.
So, she has written her letter. And she included extra question marks "because it's a mystery" she said. And I think she has cleared a space for that cute little note under her pillow, just waiting for compensation from the tooth fairy.
Do you wonder what that letter said? Good. I was hoping I could share it with you.
Dere tooth farey
I Lost my thooth.
Can you find it?
and if you do can you give me mony
it is in my tummy I think?????
(insert name here)