Look who's tooth fell out today! We've been babying this tooth for about 4 weeks now and it was hanging on by a thread. Lil' C ran to me this afternoon and said, "Mommy, my tooth fell out"! When I asked him how it happened he said, "I just pushed it with my tongue and it fell out". Too cute!
Lately, Lil' C has shown an interest in money and loves to carry coins in his pockets. The shinier the better. So when I told him earlier this week about how the tooth fairy enters your room and in exchange for taking your tooth she leaves money under your pillow he was super excited! In fact, I think he's hoping more of his teeth start to loosen up! lol! Although S & I hope it happens gradually... actually we're hoping he can make it to his next birthday before they really start falling out.
This week we also read Lil' C a wonderful story called "When I was a Tooth Fairy". The book is about a fairy starting her new job as a tooth fairy. When the tooth bell rings she realizes a tooth has fallen out somewhere. The little boy who's tooth has fallen out lives in an apartment in a big city and because the fairy is mathematically challenged she slips into the wrong apartment. Due to her confusion she mistakenly takes a glass filled with an old man's dentures and in exchange leaves him a bag of silver. When the Chief Tooth Fairy finds out she sends out another fairy to visit the little boy and fires the fairy since only the whitest, pearliest baby teeth can be made into fairy pearls. The next morning the little boy and old man are thrilled with the gifts the fairies have left for them. In fact, the old man who never believed in fairies now is a true believer. I just love the ending! I think everyone needs to believe in a little magic.
So tonight S & I slipped into Lil' C's room and took the little tooth that grew in when he was about 6 months old. Under his pillow we left him 1.85 Euro cents. Lil' C is all about the quantity of coins instead of the total value! Before we put them under his pillow we washed the coins since he loves "shiny money". I also sprinkled a little glitter on his window shelf and then lightly touched his cheek so when he wakes up tomorrow morning he'll see where the tooth fairy entered his room and how she gave him a kiss on his cheek before leaving. :)