Do you remember a time when we were children and our parents would make up little stories to make our childhood feel magical, such as the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and even Santa Claus?
I remember it well and i’ve carried on the tradition with my children. Even at 8 years old Faith still believes in them all and I plan to keep her believing for as long as I can. It’s the innocence of it which makes it magical and the excitement on their faces while they anticipate it.
Wyatt lost his tooth at school yesterday. Even though it’s not the first tooth he’s lost, it’s the first time he’s had a visit from the Tooth Fairy (he misplaced his first one). He came out of school with his tooth wrapped in a paper towel ready to put under his pillow, but when walking half way home Wyatt being Wyatt wanted to carry his tooth in his hand despite telling him he might lose it. He was adamant that he wouldn’t and decided to unwrap it out of his paper towel and put the tooth in his pocket.
He carried his tooth with him all day and managed not to lose it until just before bed time. Luckily enough we managed to spot it and even though he wasn’t amused, I put it somewhere safe so he didn’t lose it again.
When it was finally time to go to bed after the hectic bedtime routine, Wyatt began to get excited about having a visit from the Tooth Fairy for the very first time and I enjoyed telling him what the fairy looked like, that he had to make sure he slept because fairies get shy, and what she does to collect teeth. His little eyes lit up and of course I got emotional seeing the wonder of it all in his eyes.
I think he slept better than he has for a while last night, which of course i’m glad of. I didn’t want to get caught putting some money under his pillow.
The morning came and he didn’t mention anything about the Tooth Fairy and whether she showed up until I mentioned it.
All I got was,
“Yeah she gave me this.”
I don’t think he was too sure about what it was for but I told him he can get some candy floss with it after school. He soon had a smile on his face which is very rare when it comes to Wyatt, especially in the mornings when he’s usually very grumpy.
Having these little stories that we put in place for our children keeps that little bit of excitement from our childhood back inside ourselves, making life magical for our little ones too.
I’d love to hear your stories of how your little ones reacted to the Tooth Fairies first visit and how you made it magical for them!
Do you think there should be a certain age that they should be told the truth by? Or do you wish to let your children believe for as long as they can?
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