I preface this post by saying that, from time to time, my oldest daughter, Emma will visit this blog. She’s eight now, and a pretty good reader (just finishing The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett). So she has no trouble reading this drivel.
She even left a comment once chastising me for sharing too much information.
Anyway, Emma, if you’re reading this (hi!), I hope you don’t mind me sharing this. It’s just something that not a lot of people know about. I know I didn’t–and it’s wicked cool!
I never got any letters from the Tooth Fairy when I was a kid.
So, now, that taken care of–back to the rest of you . . .
A couple of years ago, when Emma started losing her baby teeth, she got the first of what has so far been seven letters from the Tooth Fairy. Each letter builds on the previous.
Unbelievably, the Tooth Fairy has confided in Emma. Little by little the Tooth Fairy is sharing what, until now, has been known only in her world.
It’s fascinating stuff.
Truth be told, I’m not sure the Tooth Fairy would want me sharing this. If not she should have known better than to share magical fairy secrets with a blogger’s daughter.
So here goes. What follows is the first letter Emma found under her pillow. I remember that she also found some money, but really, that’s nothing compared to this:
Congratulations! You finally lost that tooth!
What a relief. Do you feel any differently now that you’ve lost that first tooth? Loosing teeth is a sign that you are growing up. It sure was a long time in coming. I know that most of your friends have already lost a few teeth. Don’t feel bad because you’ve only lost one so far. There are three things that make teeth valuable to me—and this tooth has all three of them. This is a very magical tooth and I’m glad to have it. Do you want to know what those three things are?
- Age—the older the tooth the better, because it has a longer time to soak in all of the good magic that you create.
- Health—a good, strong, white, pearly tooth always gives more magic than one that is starting to decay.
- Goodness—a tooth from the mouth of a good child always has much more powerful magic in it than a tooth from a naughty kid. Your tooth is super duper strong and has lots of magic.
Emma, I’ll explain more about the magic and what I do with your teeth later (probably next time you loose a tooth), but for now just understand that you are a very special girl so you have very special teeth. The teeth that you give me really help me a lot.
So keep on being that wonderful, unique girl that you are. Keep taking care of those teeth. I love you very much. And thank you for letting me have your first tooth. It’s very special, and very magical.
The Tooth Fairy (in fancy handwriting I can’t figure out how to copy)
The Tooth Fairy