Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Toothfairy has come to an end...

Ok, so this happened a few weeks ago but I need to document it before it leaves my mind for good....My sweet daughter who is 11 (a little old to still believe in the toothfairy) recently lost a molar tooth and was preparing for the tooth fairy to come. She has always pulled her own teeth out by the way (ewwww, heebie jeebies). So she decides she is going to write the toothfairy a letter to go in the baggie with her tooth. I was like ...ok, I guess. I asked her if I could read the letter. It said 'Dear Toothfairy, I would like $40.... please' And thats it...I was shocked!! Yet I couldn't help but crack up laughing. She didn't think it was funny. I said "Oh, Emmy, I don't think the toothfairy can afford $40". And she said "Well can she afford $10?". And I said "Well the most I think she's ever given for one tooth is $5 but its usually only $1. But you will just have to wait and see I guess. Here's a pic of the letter. As you can see, she changed it from $40 to $5. Isn't she great?

So the toothfairy that I am, I pondered this for a long while. Everyone was in bed almost asleep and I kept telling myself, Ive got to get up and put money under her pillow, but sure enough I dozed off without doing it. I woke up the next morning freaking out that I forgot to do it...So she was still sleeping but she's such a light sleeper and every time I opened her door she stirred a little.

I decided it was time to tell her truth about the toothfairy. I just told her "Ya know Em, your 11 now and you're old enough to know on and so on....Needless to say, she took it quiet well. At first she had a look of disappointment on her face but when I said I would give her $5 for her tooth and her "cute" letter anyway, she perked right up and hasn't said another thing about it.

Oh, by the way, she still believes in "THE OTHERS". So we will leave it at that.


The Johnson J's!! said...

No more tooth fairy, that means that she is getting big!! She cracks me up! $40 bucks is a good deal for a molar!!

Anonymous said...

Bwhaahahah how cute! :) Yeah, I love how you can tell she erased the original number!

Tim said...

That was a great story. I hope you don't mind sharing a similar situation I had with my son when he was about 8. He came home from school and announced that his friend, Vanessa had told him that she had discovered that her parents were actually Santa Claus. I thought, "Oh no, this tradition is officially over". But in the next breath my son said, "No what dad? There is NO way her parents could be Santa. Have you seen that old station wagon they drive? There is NO way that old thing could make it around the world in one night!"

You gotta love them.

Thanks for the great Blog!