Our daughter lost her first tooth today. It’s been an eventful weekend for her mouth, you see. Yesterday we noticed that her adult tooth was already poking through before her baby tooth had a chance to fall out. We know our Dentist Moorooka personally so I took a photo and text it to him all “Is this bad? Oh No’s!” and he responded with – Nothing to worry about, have fun with it! Tell her to wiggle it wild.
Turns out she didn’t have to – because yesterday afternoon she was playing fetch with her brother (she was the dog, ehum) and after one retrieval she came to us shrieking that her tooth hurt!
Apparently grabbing a soft ball with your mouth will almost knock out your loose tooth.
Fast forward to today: at dinner she was talking more and more about her tooth and I was all, ok honestly? You have something stuck underneath it (it was that loose) (and I was lying.) so I grabbed a kleenex to “clean” out the piece of pea and yanked that sucker out instead.
She was excited! It didn’t even hurt! Then she ran to her room to see her reflection for the first time …
She was ecstatic.
No one finished dinner, how could you!! Someone just lost their tooth! Let’s dance, sing and proclaim to the world that SHE LOST HER FIRST TOOTH!
Magical, is what that is.
So magical that we hurried to make doors for the tooth fairy.
The Tooth Fairy doesn’t come until after you’re asleep because your dreams are what give her the power to fly! The dust helps (obviously) but the real magic is your dreams!
The doors work like a chimney would for Santa – if you don’t have one – they’ll make a way, but if you do have a Fairy Door – well … the Fairy can find your bedroom much easier.
And so, tonight, she will. That magical little fairy full of wonder, powered by dreams and delivering something a little extra special underneath a weighted pillow tonight. Weighted by my own Wonder;
…. weighted by you ….