The day had came, my daughter who was previously told by her dentist that all of her molars have zero roots with big teeth ready to pop through underneath, had her first loose molar. This was no surprise to her Dad and me, for this girl always loses her teeth one after the other. If you didn’t see when she was younger in this video below, she was missing two front teeth just before Christmas one year & sang a little song for me;
The other night my daughter realized that her molar was loose and it was going to come out very soon. The thing that sort of stinks is that she seems to lose most of her teeth when she is at her Dad’s house, so the tooth-fairy frequents her Dad’s house and apparently this time around Kiara was not having that. Since she was about to spend four days with her Dad she was determined to lose her tooth at my house. Don’t ask me why, it was her “thing”.
I read her the Chicken Soup for the Soul Mothers & Daughters story as we do every night, while she wiggled that darn tooth and I cringed because I do not like wiggly teeth, it’s gross. I tucked her in, sung her our song and gave her a kiss goodnight. Shut her light off and left her room. Next thing I know, I was in the kitchen making lunches for school and she came out with a tooth in hand.
I replied “you just could not go to sleep until you got that tooth out could you?” and she smiled running off to grab her tooth-fairy box for her first lost molar. As she put that box under her pillow we had a discussion, Kiara wanted to place her tooth box on her bookshelf or desk so that the tooth-fairy could better reach it. I told her no, don’t do that. The tooth-fairy has magical dust she sprinkles on you before reaching under your pillow so she can get it without waking you.
Kiara wasn’t quite convinced but smiled with my story telling, I proceeded to ask if she woke up feeling sleepier than normal or dizzy after a visit from the tooth-fairy, after all she is sprinkling some crazy sleeping dust on her in the middle of the night. Kiara just laughed and rolled her eyes saying “no Mama, I don’t”. I have no clue if she believed her crazy Mama’s story of the tooth-fairy but she certainly enjoyed the humor in it and when she woke up with $1.25 she was ecstatic that the tooth-fairy had come and not even woken her in the middle of the night.