Friday, May 04, 2007
When Is It Time?
My 7 year old daughter Elizabeth lost her third tooth and like the previous ones that were lost my wife and I told her to place it under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy. As usual, she was more than happy to accomodate; in our house teeth go for about $1-$2. Since this tooth was damaged do to a tumble a few months ago, it had to be pulled by the dentist which meant that this tooth was worth $2.
I love being the Tooth Fairy. Like before, my daughter goes to sleep with the tooth under her pillow. I sit at the computer typing a little note “from the Tooth Fairy” thanking Eli for her kind contribution to the construction of her new castle (what, you think the Tooth Fairy lives in a brick/stone castle?). I end the note with a “and for all the pain and suffering you had to endure, I’m leaving two dollars”.
My daughter buys into this hook line and sinker. Great right? Well, she went to school this time (1st grade) and told her friends that the TF gave her $2 instead of $1 because she had to get the tooth pulled. A couple of the girls tried to convince Eli that the TF was either her mom of dad, but my daughter stood up for the TF and didn’t want any parts of what they had to say.
When do you let your child in on the little secret so that she doesn’t look like a complete goofball?