“I have WIGGLY tooth!!”
He rushes over to me; immediately I give it the wiggle test and sure enough it is moving a LITTLE tiny bit.
Riel had been asking me for a while when it was going to happen to him as one of his best buddies has been all toothless and whistley-like for a while now.
After that came a barrage of questions like what happens next and does it hurt, how do the new teeth arrive and what do we do with the old ones and so on.
So of course we launch into the whole entire Tooth Fairy thing (and all you experienced parents out there are going to have to help me out here) the tooth under the pillow, fairy finds baby tooth and leaves a little something.
Riel’s eyes are getting wider and wider…
I for one have a few questions…
1) How does the “Tooth Fairy” find a tooth the size of a grain of Kat-kibble under the head of a sleeping child’s pillow in the dark??
2) What is the going rate for the tooth fairy these days?
3) Does the Tooth Fairy wear anything special? (Yes loaded question I know...)
4) What does the Tooth Fairy do with the Kat-kibble after he/she has retrieved it…surely the reappearance of any particular tooth that a parent might happen to be attached to might just blow the Tooth Fairy’s cover….? (No?)
When I mentioned casually that ALL of his teeth would eventually fall out and be replaced his eyes widened in surprise…and a little bit of concern…
Then it was all real quiet like.
“Can I watch TV Mom?”
Riel climbs the stairs and sits on the top step so he can see the TV and a mirror and proceeds to watch TV and check on his tooth every 60 seconds or so.
“Watchya doing honey?”
“I don’t want to miss it when it falls out…!!”
Silently to self….Oops…forgot that part…