Imagine…Believe… Today we honor the Tooth Fairy!!!

toothfairy dayNational Tooth Fairy Day celebrates one of childhood’s favorite visitors. The Tooth Fairy is an American tradition with European and superstitious roots.

For my children we made this into one adventure after another!  We wrote letters to the tooth fairy with each loss tooth, our tooth fairy lived on Magical Molar Mountain!  She always wore sparkly dresses and had tea with the Sand Man.  Each letter written was filled with childhood questions, some silly and some a little more advanced as they grew!  Each loss tooth brought a return note and a special gift from the tooth fairy.  Letters would include things about what the Tooth Fairy had been doing, lunches and teas with her special friends!

So much imagination and so much fun was had with this adventure for years.  It never got old, and as the last baby tooth came, the last letter to the Tooth Fairy was sent with a nice reply saying that it was a pleasure watching you grow over the years and a thank you for giving her those baby teeth to watch over.  She said she would keep watch over those baby teeth and treasure the letters  they had written, please say hi to me once in a while on Magical Molar Mountain!

*Losing baby teeth is a sometimes traumatic experience for young children. It is the unknown that makes is scary for some children. The kids feel that losing a tooth may hurt.  To ease their minds and make the loss easier on their minds and hopes of making the loss into an exciting adventure we enter into the world of the friendly, smiling and soothing Tooth Fairy.

*As a young child’s first baby tooth becomes lose, the child often fears losing it. The promise of a visit from the tooth fairy and a gift, turns the occasion into something to look forward to.

*When the tooth finally falls out, mom cleans it off. It is often put it into a “tooth box”. At bedtime, the child puts the tooth under his pillow. The tooth fairy comes after the child falls asleep. She takes the tooth and leaves a small gift, usually money.

*The tooth fairy leaves a gift every time the child loses a tooth.

Never fear: If the tooth is literally lost in some way, don’t worry. The Tooth Fairy always knows, and will still leave a gift. She magically knows each time a baby tooth falls out, and will arrive that night, even if the child is away at grandmas, or on vacation.

Male or female? There is ongoing debate whether the the Tooth Fairy is a male or a female. But, it’s pretty obvious. “She” is most definitely a female.

Fond memories today as we celebrate this childhood National Holiday honoring the Tooth Fairy!  She has been a part of thousands of children’s lives and each one of our homes for years!

Thank you Tooth Fairy for years of fun memories!!!

 

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