My daughter lost her first tooth yesterday. It was an event that we had waited for almost a week from when we first noticed that it had become loose. That week was quite an exciting week in which I proposed a number of options to enable the tooth fairy to come early.
One was to tie some string around her tooth and for her to lay in bed while I shut the door. This would mean that her tooth could be quickly pulled. Another was to send my son to the toolbox to find some pliers. I assured Sophia that this could be quick as well. She didn’t take me up on any of my offers.
But the big day did finally arrive. The tooth came out. She went to bed very excited that sometime during the night the tooth fairy would come. And, it did. Sophia knew this because it left fairy dust on her bed and some money in her tooth jar.
Sometimes a bit a fantasy is nice in life. We get rid of Santa and fairies and fun too soon in our children’s lives. Sometimes I think that we need to hold onto those things more in life. It may not make us more successful but it will make life a lot more fun.