Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Truth about the Tooth Fairy
Creighton and I have chosen to tell our children the truth about Santa and the Tooth Fairy.
We have always said that they are cultural traditions that Americans enjoy celebrating. Until recently, they have simply said, "oh, ok."
Tonight, Whitby had three teeth she needed to sell to the Tooth Fairy (yes, I said three - we're a little behind).
As she was drifting off to sleep, she asked, "So Mom, how do the quarters get under my pillow?". I told her that they magically appear while she is sleeping. Not good enough for her. She pressed harder, "Mom, are you the tooth fairy?" "Yes", I confessed. She exclaimed, "YOU ARE??, Even for all the children in Mexico?!"
I then explained how for all the children in America and all around the world, the mommy is most always the Tooth Fairy. We sat there in silence as she pondered.
"Well", she said, "I still don't know how you magically get quarters under my pillow..."