S. (age 6 1/2) lost his first tooth last week. He woke up at 5:30am and nudged me in my sleep–”Mommy, my tooth is gone.” He had no idea where it was. I was worried he had swallowed it (no fun retrieving that one…) But, alas, we found it in the hallway.
I love how kids look with those toothless grins, but no such luck with S. His new grown-up tooth had fully erupted even before its predecessor had gotten wobbly (same thing happened with his big sister’s top teeth–she never had a empty space there).
Here he is, the day his tooth fell out, with an early gift (Manhattan Toy Tooth Fairy Pal, $6.80 at Amazon.com) from the Tooth Fairy. It’s a cute tooth pillow, but one caveat: the pirate’s satchel doesn’t velcro shut so S. put a piece of scotch tape on it instead.
That night, the Tooth Fairy (ahem) left S. four quarters in the little pouch plus a little gift (Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Scratch Art Boards, $4.99 at Amazon.com). Plus a little note, which looks remarkably like what my handwriting looks like if I try to use my left hand instead.
A few days later, at my parents’ house in the ‘burbs, I got a keepsake idea for that first lost tooth. My mom made this for me when I lost my two bottom teeth, apparently both on the same day.
I think I’ll do the same for S.
What are you favorite Tooth Fairy traditions?