It’s hard for me to believe that I wrote about my eldest losing his first tooth in 2013. Now, I am writing about my daughter losing her first. This was a big deal for the nearly 7-year old. Not only had her tooth been wiggly for a few months, but she was constantly playing with it to help encourage it along.
The tooth fairy has been to this house plenty of times since my son lost his first tooth; he continued to lose many more. But this was my baby. My last chance for the first tooth experience.
She wrote a note for the tooth fairy and made a make-shift envelope to drop the tooth into. She was so excited when she pulled the tooth out (yes, she pulled it out herself!) that she insisted I text my mom. Then when daddy came home (we had kept it a surprise from him), she ran to the door to show him.
Her excitement was contagious. All of us were happy for her; she couldn’t wait for the tooth fairy to come. After years of watching it happen for her brother, I think she felt special.
When she awoke, her sweet note was gone, and a Toonie replaced it. She knows she has many more teeth to loose, and more visits from the tooth fairy, but I also know that there will never be an experience like this first one.
I hope she has this kind of enthusiasm for everything she approaches in life. It’s rather contagious.
Has the tooth fairy visited your house yet?
**Note! If the tooth fairy happens to skip your house when a tooth is waiting, we’ve discovered that she prioritizes those who lose their first tooth. If she missed your house, there’s a good chance there were many first tooth kids around the world and she was just really busy! 😉