Friday, December 30, 2005

Calling all tooth fairies

I need to find out the going rate for a tooth. Bud's got his first wiggly baby tooth, so it will only be a matter of time until the tooth fairy will be in business at our house. I don't think Bud would be at all excited about finding money under his pillow. Any other creative suggestions out there?

8 comments:

Susan Senator said...

Whenever we were lucky enough to find the loose tooth that Nat had unceremoniously yanked out, we would leave him some candy under his pillow, for the same reason. Nothing wrong with that! Mazel Tov, Bud!

Kristina Chew said...

Wiggly teeth drove Charlie crazy--the wiggling, the dangling, the pulling it out, the gap.

Maybe it's not Bud's thing but a McDonalds's gift certificate?

Wade Rankin said...

We were caught unaware when our little guy's first tooth came out, so we didn't get a chance to prepare him for it. Needless to say, he was terrified, but all was forgotten when he found out the tooth fairy was going to leave him a dollar. He has been positively gleeful about the two that have come out since then.

Eileen said...

We haven't gotten to the loose tooth stage with either one here yet, but I was thinking that there are probably books or videos to help Bud prepare and understand. I think I remember seeing an Arthur book about losing his tooth. And maybe instead of money the tooth fairy can leave a video or something else that Bud likes. This may make the next tooth an easier event. Or maybe you should do money, so he can use it to buy something and then he will learn for the next time.

Kristina Chew said...

Charlie was fiddling with something in his mouth and I told him to put it in the garbage. Then I saw blood and a gap---he grinned and ran to the garbage and it was his tooth! Then he tried to put it back in his mouth, saying "Help fix!"

It's been an honor and then some to get to know you and Bud these past months. Here's to more happy adventures in the new year!

MothersVox said...

M. likes sparkly things so we leave her a quarter or 1/2 dollar coin and then write her a note in sparkly gel pens telling her how proud the tooth fairy is of her . . . At first we didn't do the note, but now we do it . . . And we put it on a flowery card because she's a girly girl these days.

Maybe Bud would like a special little toy . . . or stickers . . . or something like that . . .

Astryngia said...

Just passing by to wish you a Happy New Year! I hope it's a good one for you. :-)

Brett said...

It is always great fun to see our kid's reactions when they figure something new out, especially when it involves something magical like the tooth fairy. There is also the challenge as they get older to keep it going, especially when they start "hiding" the tooth or sleeping under the Christmas tree. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

But here's a thought for the future from someone that's gone through it recently - give some thought to that day when you have to tell your autistic child the truth about the tooth fairy (and all of her buddies). While it kind of comes natural as our NT kids grow up, my recent experience is that it is not quite as easy for our autistic kids to understand.

Enjoy every moment while you can, they grow up entirely too fast. Mine are 12 and 14, I can't imagine where all the years have gone.

Brett