After yesterday's big news we had to prepare Erin for her very first visit from The Tooth Fairy. I have to say that this was a lot of fun too!
We have been preparing Erin for The Visit by explaining that the Tooth Fairy comes at night while we are asleep. I told Erin that we had a problem since the Tooth Fairy only knows how to find the bedroom of the child who lost their tooth. AND, if the child isn't in their room, she gets lost. (David & I have been trying to get Erin to sleep in her room for years now. If this didn't work, nothing was getting her out of our room!) Erin told us that she would give it a shot & try sleeping in her room so she could have her visit. While David was out doing something, I explained that she needed to sleep in her room the entire night since we don't know what time the Tooth Fairy will show up.
My oh so smart child asked why the Tooth Fairy wouldn't be able to find her in our room. But Mama was prepared for that question! Did you know that if an adult is in the room, the Tooth Fairy gets confused!? Shocking! Just shocking I tell you!
Anyway, we started our ritual by finding Erin's special Tooth Box that my Aunt Jean made for Erin when she was a baby. (I like to be prepared.) We cleaned it up & made it all nice & fresh. And then I told Erin that in order for the Tooth Fairy to show up, she has to hear a public announcement to know which house to go to & where the bedroom is. So . . .
I had Erin repeat after me:
"Oh Tooth Fairy! We had a special thing happen today! Erin lost her Very First Tooth Ever! And we want you to know that she's put it someplace safe until you can pick it up!"
(Poor Erin giggled her way through this while I had to keep a straight face.)
And then she went to sleep. In her sleeping bag. In her room. For the entire night!
At 6:30 this morning, Erin came to me & told me that she wanted to see if the Tooth Fairy visited. We went into her room, & when she was awake enough, she looked on her dresser. And what did she see!? Why Fairy Dust of course! She opened her special box & was totally thrilled.
It seems that the Tooth Fairy pays pretty nicely these days. Erin got $5 in gold Sacagewea dollars! (I've had those since she was a baby also. I told you I like to prepare ahead of time.) Of course, I did let Erin know that $5 was only for the first time. After that, she probably wouldn't get quite as much.
And her 2nd tooth is probably going to come out in the next few weeks.