I’m grateful for the tooth fairy
OK, I know, she doesn’t really exist. But that’s OK – it makes my little one happy. She lost her first baby tooth yesterday, and she was so excited. 104 more words
The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus, etc.): a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children?
Despite one photographically documented visit to Santa Claus in the local shopping mall when I was four, my parents never sugarcoated Christmas, Easter, sleep, or the losing of one’s baby teeth; they were far too practical, not to mention busy to be overly indulgent with their offspring, who was already a handful (times two).
For a kid, losing a tooth is a pretty big deal. For a parent, the drama begins when that newly-toothless child goes to sleep – and the tooth fairy is expected to make an appearance. 28 more words
My worst nightmare is when a child comes up to me and asks, “Is Santa (Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Leprechauns) real”?
No matter how you answer, the next words out of their mouths are……” Tommy says Santa (Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Leprechaun) isn’t real!” Thanks a lot, Tommy’s parents! 651 more words