Dori lost her first tooth in December. It has been wiggling for a while but one weekend she worked it with vigor. It was discovered missing right after eating her chocolate covered donut. I had hope it was her sweet tooth going down in glory. That has not turned out to be the case.
After being reassured that the tooth fairy would reward the loss of a tooth even without the actual tooth as evidence, Dori was ecstatic. She has mapped the path to adulthood; lost teeth, a purse, a wallet and then a car. Only with my input did she add some requirements for education and employment. I told her it is not quit time to be checking out makes and models, but she is growing fast. Her smile is still big and bright but that hole and the middle seems to scream I am not a baby anymore.
Our first tooth fairy visit went rather well. There was an exchanging of notes with Dori drawing a picture of a donut to explain the missing tooth and the tooth fairy leaving her a note letter her know it was OK. Dori’s tooth fairy writes in a circle, like mine did when I was little. Her name is Ruby; she used a red pen and dotted her note with rhinestones. Dori found the note and accompanying money at 1:41 a.m. (I checked to see if it was even close to morning) and the excitement kept us up for at least an hour.
Just as I was getting used to the hole a new tooth started to peek through. Dori thinks we should have a party to welcome her new tooth. I think we should just make sure it stays well brushed since it will be around for awhile.