My youngest daughter, lost her front tooth at school a few days ago. She came running off the bus bubbling with excitement, eager to show me her new "window smile." Thankfully I had my bases covered for the much anticipated visit.
That night, just before bed we made sure that she left her shutter open just a little so the tooth fairy could get in. I tucked everyone in bed and when they were all asleep, I went to work.
***If you're under the age of 9, STOP READING NOW!!!***
I was armed with $5 bucks, some glitter and a pink ballet leotard (for her, not me!). First, I sprinkled glitter on the window sill. Next, I snagged that pearly white from under the pillow(very carefully) & put the money and leotard on her pillow, under the pillow...WAY to risky. Lastly, I put a little Aquaphor on her cheek and sprinkled the glitter(aka: fairy dust) over it. This helps to keep the glitter in place overnight.
There are two potential problems with all this fluff:
1. It's so hard to wait for them to wake up in the morning, the anticipation's a killer.
2. While waiting for her to fall asleep It's easy to fall asleep yourself. Can't tell you how many times I've woken up in a panic to realize that I forgot. Then I had to think of some lame excuse why the TF skipped our house.
I feel so guilty the next night I usually empty my wallet under their pillow!
Last night she lost another tooth! What's with this kid??? That's 2 teeth in 3 days!!! Unfortunately, I wasn't as prepared this time.... No gift.
Instead, we made a deal to buy (me) a little more time..."How about you can sleep in my bed tonight & tomorrow the tooth fairy will visit." Agreed!