Last week something big happened! Violet lost her first tooth!
Each day I picked her up from school it was looser and looser. I found myself getting distracted by this little wiggly tooth when I was talking to her or watching her eat. I also found myself nearly as excited about it as she was!
There are so many milestones that you watch your children go through early on: first birthdays, learning to walk, first days of school...but many of those you don't remember yourself.
But loose teeth and visits from the tooth fairy, well yes, I remember those! Which of course makes it even more exciting to watch it happen from the parent side.
One day last week the tooth was barely "hanging on" and we knew we needed to prepare for our first tooth fairy visit.
I remembered my sister and I decorating little matchboxes with paper and markers and tucking our tooth inside and then under our pillows when we were kids. Violet, however, was concerned that the box wouldn't be soft enough to sleep on and instead wanted something made out of felt. (She's always got her own crafty ideas!)
She was so excited to help make it. I remember spending an inordinate amount of time decorating my matchbox when I was a child so I completely understood her wanting to be involved, I mean it is the tooth fairy!
And when she was done I machine stitched a little "bow" across the bottom of the tooth's face so that teeth and money wouldn't slide down into the bottom part of the tooth... And we were all done!
The next morning she woke up, coughed and watched her tooth fly across the room onto the floor! HA! We tucked the tooth into it's little tiny pocket and then inside "Toothy"...
That night she excitedly tucked "Toothy" under her pillow and then awoke bright and early and excitedly to find a shiny gold dollar coin left in place of her tooth!
Oh it is fun to see the magic of childhood through a parent's eyes isn't it!
Do you remember visits from the tooth fairy?
Have a great day!