I joke that when I do something stupid involving the kids, that's my latest submission as "Mother of the Year"...like turning around suddenly in a store, accidentally knocking one of the girls down...or bumping them with the grocery cart...stuff that is unintentional. I will proudly proclaim, "Another Mother of the Year Award!" and pick them up and give them a kiss and a hug. Well.........I think I might actually deserve it today.
Isabelle has been losing teeth left and right. Lorelei has been feeling left out, so the "Tooth Fairy" wrote a note and sneaked it into the mailbox today.
I have heard that you were upset about me visiting Isabelle, your big sister, but not you.
I’m sure you are very eager to lose your first tooth. Just remember that you will keep your baby teeth until you do not need them anymore.
I wanted to tell you that you will lose your first tooth very soon, and I will be coming to get it from under your pillow and leave you some money.
Be patient…I will see you very soon!
The Tooth Fairy
As we were heading off the dentist this afternoon, I stopped at the mailbox to "check the mail". We were all VERY surprised to find the "Tooth Fairy's" note. I read it to Lorelei, and it was as if the sun came out on her face.
She insisted on showing it to all the hygienists at the office, and also the dentist himself.
While the girls were off buying toys with the "gold coins" the dentist gives them, he pulled me aside.
"That note was perfect. It was age-appropriate and told her exactly what I would have told her. EVERY other parent, when there are two kids involved, asks ME to tell the youngest child why they haven't lost teeth yet. You saw the need for this note, and did it. I'm very, very impressed. I saw on the charts that you are an educator, and I can say that you come by it naturally. You have not only taught your child about why her teeth aren't coming out yet, but you have also boosted her self-esteem. You made her feel special...I wish I could get you to talk to 99 % of the parents who come in here. More parents need to be like YOU."
Well, you can imagine I just floated out of that office.