Saturday, January 09, 2010

Toothy grins

As goes Santa, so goes the Tooth Fairy.

Bud lost a tooth today and tonight at bedtime he asked, "Are you ready to play the game?"

"What game?" I asked.

"The Tooth Fairy game!" he answered.

I assured him I was. And then we laughed.

It's nice to know that even when the mystery's gone, the magic remains.

5 comments:

Hoofer said...

This is great. This year my 11 year old let us know he doesn't believe any more, either. But, like Bud, he wants the magic to continue...

jess wilson said...

I love it. What a wonderful way to keep the tradition alive and well past what could have been the end of its shelf life.

I recently wrote about my older daughter's fight to believe in Santa even after she'd seen the man behind the curtain. She literally put her foot down and said, 'i choose to believe', played the Santa 'game' to the hilt, then quietly thanked me for the gifts.

We spend so much time trying to figure out how to deal with these things. Turns out our kids - as Bud proved - have it all under control. ;)

Niksmom said...

Grinning...with ALL my teeth! :-)

pixiemama said...

Get me a spoon - I want to eat that boy up.

xo

Claire said...

Awwww... which goes to show that "magic" really is just love!