WE DON’T KNOW WHERE TOOTH FAIRY DAY CAME FROM – it may have been created on the spur of the moment to calm a crying child. We don’t know much about the tooth fairy but I can tell you that it’s a pity she doesn’t come around now when I could keep her in an endless supply of teeth. I do know that the tooth fairy pays way better these days. My kids were lucky to get a quarter. Each.
I DO KNOW WHAT THE TOOTH FAIRY DOES WITH ALL THOSE TEETH, THOUGH. I learned, the way we do so many things, from my daughter. I was speculating over what might happen to that bagful of teeth she has to be carrying around, and daughter #1 said, “Well she grinds them up to make fairy dust.” Of course, I should have known.Where do you think she’d get the fairy dust. Now you know too.
When our kids were little there weren’t such accessories as tooth pillows. I did save all the little teeth carefully in separate boxes. A few years ago, I turned my young daughter’s teeth over to her. I know she was glad. But of course, this means that somewhere, there’s a serious fairy dust deficit. HAPPY TOOTH FAIRY DAY!