Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Where's the Fairy Dust?

Lil' Expert lost another bottom tooth yesterday. He loves losing teeth, but he loves the tooth fairy even more. It happened in the morning and all day he planned for the tooth fairy visit. He schemed about what the tooth fairy might leave him. His guesses ranged from a quarter all the way to a Wii gaming system. 

"Mom, it's a pretty good looking tooth, don't you think," he said.

When he lost his first tooth about a year ago, we started a new tradition around the tooth fairy visit. I had heard the idea of sprinkling glitter around the child's pillow and on the window sill in their room. This "fairy dust" is left behind by the tooth fairy as proof of her visit. I use a multicolored glitter for my fairy dust, and it looks sparkly and fairyish when sprinkled around.

This morning my son woke up, and was quite pleased with the tooth fairy's visit.  He jumped around, showing me the fairy dust and the money the tooth fairy had left. 

His brother Storytellin' boy has yet to lose a tooth, but is greatly anticipating the event. He came into the bedroom. Right away, he wanted to know, "Where's the fairy dust?"

Lil' Expert and Storytellin' Boy spent quite a few minutes examining the pillow, the bed, and the window. It is amazing to see the wonder of these little boys.  I know it won't be long before they are too old for the tooth fairy and other magical beliefs.

I will relish the time now, while they are still asking, "Where's the fairy dust?"   


The Wine Commonsewer said...

Ain't you just the ambitious one? We're always scrambling around the next morning trying to slyly stuff some coins under the pillow before the kids realize that they've been had by the Tooth Fairy Myth.

Did you put money under the pillow last night?

No, did you?

Oh, crap.

Are they awake yet?


Oh crap.

Can't tell you how many times I've been hugging a sleepy half awake child while shoving money under the pillow.

One time I even told Jacob that he must have knocked the money down behind the headboard.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Well, we've only had to sprinkle fairy dust for three teeth so far. Hopefully, we can keep it up!

Joyce said...

That's really cute and creative. :)