Not Your Childhood Tooth Fairy
March 26, 2007
I believe the tooth fairy of my childhood has retired.
Remember finding that shiny quarter beneath your pillow when you woke the morning after you lost a tooth? Or that crisp dollar bill? How cool was that?
I’ve recently been on the other end of the tooth fairy business. In the past seven months, both of our kids have lost their first tooth. And, boy, is it good to be them.
Child One received a video game for his first tooth. Yeah, a video game.
And the tooth fairy didn’t stick it under his pillow. Nope, he met dad on the way home from work and passed it on to him to give to Child One.
Child Two received a roll-up piano keyboard. The tooth fairy did manage to sneak that one under the pillow, not that Child Two had to wait for the next morning to look there and find it!
So I’m curious. Any of you have the same tooth fairy as we do? Any evidence that the tooth fairy of my childhood just relocated? Share your stories, however new or old. I’d love to hear them.