Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Time for a Tooth Fairy Visit**

MY SON IS ECSTATIC!!! He lost his first tooth today, a lower front one. Never even flinched. He has grinned all day and stuck his tongue in the hole a thousand times. When asked what he wanted for supper he answered, "Steak. Because we're celebrating." And then he paused and said, "And it will make the others loose." LOL. In his estimation a first tooth is worth about $30,000 dollars. I laughed and told him that you can't rich off the tooth fairy. I secretly wonder what the going rate is. After all, the first one sets the precedent.

I realize there are parents out there who don't believe you should raise your children with fantasies such as Santa, Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. Personally, I don't have a problem with that if that's your opinion. But we've decided that our household needs a little light-hearted fun. And when the time is right, maturity and the Truth will win out. Right now I want him to love fairytales and nursery rhymes and traditions. I want him to look back with fondness at the sweet memories his mommy and daddy have made for him. I'm not trying to deceive him; I'm just trying to keep him little a little bit longer. And goodness knows, with all the evil and abuse in the world, a little innocent loving fun is in order. Besides, the Tooth Fairy is thrilled to oblige. She is so happy that something joyous is taking place in the midst of all the sorrow.


MugwumpMom said...

And why not!! I still remember my first tooth, and those of my kids and the Tooth Fairy was as cheap with them as she was with me. Glad you found a smile in this trying time for you.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

What's wrong with the Tooth Fairy! NOTHING????!!!!????

I remember the joy of finding .25 under my pillow (my Grandma left it!)....and then the joy I felt as I left $1.00 under the pillow of each of my children when they lost their teeth! $1.00--short of $30,000 but thrilling to find nontheless!


Morning Glory said...

I still believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy. I agree with you that the Truth will prevail if we teach it to them. Fun is good. I say hold inflation down and go for the dollar. I don't know if he'll believe you that anything less than $30,000 is fair, but it's worth a try.

Karla said...

I say go for it. I still remember the magic of the tooth fairy. And Santa and the Easter Bunny. I still have mixed feelings about Halloween, but it is what you make it I think. =)
Congrats to your son on the extirpation of his first tooth! =)