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Oh, It's On, Tooth Fairy

So yesterday morning Cora found this note stuck into her tooth pillow:

Dear Cora:

I understand you recently grew another tooth – congratulations! You must feel like a very big girl now

And I hear that your kitten has lost a baby tooth – wow! What a lot to go on in one household at once!

I’ve heard that you’re hoping for some money from me, and I want you to know that while it would be a lot of fun for me to do, I’m afraid it’s not going to happen.

Don’t get me wrong – I think every new tooth is something to be celebrated! But what do you think would happen if I start giving out money every time you get a new tooth in your mouth?

Just think about it. You’ve got a ton of teeth in your mouth right now- and if I had to give you at least a dollar for each one, then another dollar to replace them all with grown-up teeth, I’d be broke! I’d have given away all my money years ago to other kids, and have none saved up for terrific girls like you.

Right now I’m saving up for your first tooth, which I feel confident I will see within the next school year. And when I do see it, there’s FIVE gold coins waiting for you – yours to keep! I can’t wait.

So just know that I’m so happy about your new tooth, and that your kitten’s lost one of her own; that’s lots of exciting changes going on there that can only mean one thing – you’re growing bigger and bigger! Keep up the good work, and make sure you brush those new teeth really well so they’ll be in good shape when I get them.


Your tooth fairy
p.s. no use trying to pull out a perfectly good baby tooth before it’s ready to come out – they’re no good to me and will hurt an awful lot. No cash for cheaters! I promise, I’ll be back soon enough.

Cora found the note and read it in silence. I casually said, “So, I see you’ve gotten a note! What do you think?”

Cora was silent for a minute. Then she said, “I have some thoughts.”

Then at bedtime last night, I heard her say to Maddie, "Maddie will you come into my room after you read books with Mommy? I need you to help me spell some words for a letter I'm writing to the tooth fairy."

Bring it, kid.


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