01 August 2009

Tooth Fairy

fEB. 17, [1969]

Dear, Tooth Fairy,

I am sorry this

happened, but

please take it.

Love,



Yes, there's a tooth of mine folded up in a little piece of paper and taped to the typed note. It's a terrible image, but it's hard to scan a three dimensional object.

I've been hanging onto this for months - waiting to post it until the girlie lost her first tooth - which happened yesterday, at camp. Alas, instead of writing a note to the tooth fairy, she had a temper tantrum, and went to bed without even slipping the tooth under her pillow. Don't worry, the tooth fairy came anyway.

28 comments:

the mama bird diaries said...

I'm so glad the toothfairy came through.

flutter said...

the tooth fairy has a way of pulling though, doesn't she?

Life in Eden said...

Look at those sparkly baby blues! Now with a lovely gap to go with it.

Isn't funny how all-day camp is so wonderful during the day -- but not so much in the evening? Ah, exhaustion. Anyway, congrats to the girlie for joining the big kids!

slouchy said...

cute, cute, CUTE!

mayberry said...

She'll come into 1st grade with some good cred now.

I love that you TYPED your letter.

daysgoby said...

Oh she's beautiful!

kathy a. said...

cute, both you and your girl!

alejna said...

I love the note! I find myself wondering why you were sorry about the incident. Is that just between you and the Tooth Fairy?

The girl is beautiful with her new smile!

Becky said...

She's adorable. But, then, you already know that. :)

ozma said...

Damn, that's so adorable--just reconciled herself to the inevitable. She's not going to whinge but she refuses to fake enthusiasm.

The Tooth Fairy needs to know that it's not all sugardrops and lollipops for those who lose a tooth.

Pocklock said...

The tooth fairy is totally my favorite fairy of ALL the fairy's!

I think I still have my baby teeth too. One day she'll enjoy reading this post.

de said...

Yes, like Alejna, I wonder about your note. I notice you were eight - did you yank it out too early? Or did an accident occur?

M is radiant. I see she got a paper dollar. I have a collection of foreign coins I collected during my many years at the bank that I dip into.

K said...

It looks like you lost your tooth in February, during winter when there was nothing else to do.

She lost hers in the summer, probably after a long day of swimming, biking, and running around in the sun. So, of course she had a tantrum!

Cute photo

JennyMac said...

She is adorable (and lucky the tooth fairy still kept her in the queue...LOL)

The LIbrary Lady said...

Love gap tooth girl grins--hers is a real cutie.

SC swallowed loose teeth twice--once while eating popcorn at the movies, the other time eating a piece of melon when we were on vacation.She wrote a note of explanation--complete with a picture of the tooth and the melon!

And JR had to write a note of explanation when she swallowed a tooth while eating lunch in Plymouth, MA. I think I told her to write a note when we got home, rather than having to do my Tooth Fairy bit in a hotel room.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

We definitely need the back story on what happened between you and TF in 1969.

She looks gorgeous with the missing tooth.

Aunt Becky said...

(I win the award for worst parent of the year. One time? TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE TOOTH FAIRY).

Bad, BAD Aunt Becky.

Nap Warden said...

That tooth fairy...she's a trooper!

Tanna said...

I completely forgot about the tooth fairy too, but Aunt Becky's actually a parent, so she wins.

I lost one in an ice cream cone and swallowed another. Thank goodness my mom is an artist. We made fake ones out of styrofoam, totally faked out the tooth-fairy!

phd in yogurtry said...

Ooh, reminds me. Tooth fairy is two teeth behind at our house. We're talking weeks of backlog. We explained that the tooth fairy's in rehab, but she's not buying it.

Kyla said...

It was a good week for tooth-losing. :)

liz said...

Do tell the story! I love that gap-tooth first-grade smile!

needleinahaystack said...

the tooth fairy wrote back to our kids....watch the reaction.

Furrow said...

The tooth fairy is very forgiving.

The gap-tooth look is so adorable.

Rockzee said...

She is gorgeous. Even with a missing tooth.

The LIbrary Lady said...

No worry if the tooth fairy is late at our house--I copied a friend's idea. We have to CALL the tooth fairy, and sometimes tired moms FORGET!!

Gwen said...

That is such a beautiful picture of M. Congrats on another milestone.

FreshHell said...

Very exciting! (Not the tantrum, though.) Red hasn't lost a tooth yet but Dusty lost her 16th last month. Soon, she'll only have big grownup teeth that will need to be seriously straightened. I love writing the tooth fairy notes.