Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Last night Kalem's front tooth finally fell out, the 3rd lost tooth to date. It was so cute, he took his little tooth into the bathroom before bed and brushed it with his toothbrush so that it was all shiny for the tooth fairy. He then wrapped it in tissue and placed it carefully under his bed. The tooth fairy who was actually feeling a bit under the weather last night almost forgot to replace the tooth with a shiny coin.....Luckily she remembered just in time! A couple of weeks ago Kalem came home from school and said that half the kids in his class believed in the tooth fairy and half thought that it was their parents. Is the tooth fairy real he asked?????? I answered straight away, that of course the tooth fairy was real......... Now though I keep thinking, did I do the right thing? He is 7 1/2, is this the age that children stop believing in magic? I love nothing more than watching my children's imagination at work and it saddens me to think that soon he will not want to know about the wondrous, enchanting world of make believe. I want him to always believe in dragons, fairies, father Christmas and the Easter bunny, but I know that he wont, so I guess that I will have to come up with new ways to spark his amazing imagination.......

Oh and whilst on the subject of fairies my own little fairy Talia announced yesterday that she has changed her name to Buttercup. This is apparently more fairy like! She would not answer to Talia and had a great time telling everyone she saw her new name, even a random lady at the fruit and veg shop. I guess that it will be a while before I have to start worrying about her belief in magic.


kate5kiwis said...

love those gappy grins.
when M6 lost his first two teeth earlier in the year, we unearthed the Tooth Keeper to give the tooth its proper send-off to the Tooth Fairy and EGADS!!! there were eleven bigger-brother teeth STILL IN IT!!!!!!
they forgot to email the Tooth Fairy and remind her to pick-up X

Melissa said...

what a lovely gappy-toothed smile! long live the tooth-fairy. x

Melody said...

Monet changes her name ALL THE TIME. Lucky it is only for a few hours at a time. I don't know who I am meant to address otherwise! LOL!!

Oh the magic of childhood. As Melissa said before me, long live the Tooth Fairy...

Jackie said...

I've missed so many of your posts. I filled up my google reader with my blog list and completely forgot the daisies! Thank you for your comment.
I hated telling my children about Father Christmas and the tooth fairy but I did, although I was very uneasy about the lying involved....Catholic you see!

quiltdude said...

What a handsome boy you have even without his tooth. I'd keep the tooth fairy tale going for as long as I can. My 8 year old still believes and I want her to for at least another year, her older sisters have been really good letting it continue.
Buttercup sounds like a beautiful name for a fairy.
X Clare

Ingrid said...

nothing like your children losing their teeth to remind you they are growing up.

Sheri said...

As the author of a picture book about a very big-attitude tooth fairy with high-tech gadgets, one of the questions I get from school kids when I do school visits is: "Is the tooth fairy real?"

One little girl went so far as to say, "Is the tooth fairy real? Please, please tell me pretty please with a cherry on top!"

Calling her up to stand with me in front of 300 kids ranging from Kindergarten to fourth grade, I looked at her and said, "Yes, the tooth fairy is real. But like all fairies, she simply disappears when YOU stop believing in her."

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I could never tell a kid otherwise -- because I still believe in the tooth fairy myself! ;-)

Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
Author, You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?
12,000 copies sold!

Your fairy is called Tangle Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.