WARNING! This post may not be appropriate for small children if they believe in certain fairies!
My daughter, Faith, lost a tooth on Monday, and she informed me she was putting it under her pillow that night. I’m such a terrible Mommy! I totally forgot about it until…Wednesday evening. She comes up to me and says, “Mom, I forgot to look, but did the tooth fairy come the other night?”.
I was caught. I knew she had just checked under her pillow and probably all around her bed in search of money…money that should have been there two nights ago (she would have caught my goof sooner if she had not been distracted by school starting). I guess it was time. You know what I mean….time for her to know the truth, which she had only been guessing at for the last two years.
“Oops. I guess she forgot.”
“I KNEW it!! I knew she wasn’t real!”, she replied.
“What? I don’t look like a fairy to you? Does this mean I can stop giving you money?”, I asked.
“No! For as long as I still have teeth falling out, you will still have to give me money!”, she says with a giggle.