Kayli has been waiting and waiting for her Tooth Fairy. Finally, she has a really wiggly tooth.
Also, when you have a really wiggly tooth, there’s simply nothing else for your little brother and sister to do besides getting ready for their Tooth Fairy’s arrival. Even if their teeth haven’t even all come in yet.
Preparing for your Tooth Fairy’s visit involves paint and sparkles, impossibly tiny objects and a never-ending mess. Also? There’s magic.
My heart remembers when she was impossibly tiny. And how easily she believed in surprises and fairies, wonders and just becauses. And there’s a part of me, a big part, that isn’t ready to let go of magic quite yet.
So when she looks at me through those serious eyes of hers and asks, But what does she do with all of the teeth? Where does she go when she is not visiting children? How does she carry so very much? I tell her equally seriously, I have no idea. Every Tooth Fairy is different. And this one is yours.
What To Do When Your Tooth Fairy Comes
5. Invest in teeny tiny boxes, special paper, paint. And glitter.
4. Let your chid draw or paint what their Tooth Fairy looks like.
3. At our house, The Tooth Fairy will leave behind one silver dollar, a new toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. Also? Glitter and paint-dipped-fingertips-made teeny tiny fairy footprints.
2. We love the books Silverlicious by Victoria Kann and The Real Tooth Fairy by Marilyn Kaye. I adored The Real Tooth Fairy when I shared it with my Kindergarten class ten years ago. I love it even more reading it with my own children.
1. Have your child ask the Tooth Fairy questions. Tell her that you have absolutely no explanations and let the Tooth Fairy answer for herself in letter form.
My stock answer when kids ask me if I believe in the Tooth Fairy is, That’s something that some people believe in and some people don’t. What do you think? Alternatively, a firm yes is a perfect answer. Why not perpetuate the magic for just a little bit longer?