|Søren in love with his tooth, |
moments before it was really lost.
After hoping he might lose his first tooth on his sixth birthday, and then worrying that he might lose it at the beach - and would the tooth fairy know where we were? We finally gave up on thinking about it much. It would come out when it would come out. We were not going to traumatize him by trying to help it along.
Yesterday (September 3rd - 11 days later) after a day of activities, during which I certainly had forgotten about the tooth, we came home and all of the sudden he rushed to me excitedly showing me his tooth. It had finally come out! He said he suddenly found it in his mouth and thought at first there was an unexplained nut in his mouth. Lo and behold it was his tooth. I was so excited for him, as he kept showing me his freshly gaping hole, that I ran to get the camera. It was a bit cloudy, so I told him to come outside with me for a picture of his gap and his tooth. We took the first picture (see right). Then during the time I examined the picture and saw that his eyes were moving from the camera to his tooth and thus I wanted to take one more with his eyes in one fixed place, I saw the tooth slip out of his hand and bounce between the slats on our decking.
I instantly exclaimed "Oh no!" as I saw it slip away.
|Søren's letter to the Tooth Fairy|
I explained that we had a couple options. Thankfully, his daddy can do just about anything, and I told him I was sure Daddy could lift the boards up off the decking and we could retrieve the tooth. I also told him we could write the tooth fairy a note telling her where the tooth was so that she could retrieve it - fairies being so small and magical and all. He opted on leaving her a note and dictated it to me before bed.
|The Tooth Fairy's letter to Søren \|
|Very excited about his letters|
***Update 9/4 7pm: The tooth is recovered and will shortly be under his pillow.***
***Update 9/6: Søren, upon placing his real tooth under his pillow, wanted to write the tooth fairy another note. She, of course, wrote him back. Their correspondence can be seen below. The following night, Søren wanted to write her again, but I told him that the magic only calls her to check under his pillow when there is a tooth out. He'll have to wait for the next one.
|Front of his thank you note|
|Back of his thank you note|
|Tooth Fairy's 2nd response|